Aquinas on Beauty

2015.06.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Scott Sevier, Aquinas on Beauty, Lexington Books, 2015, 226pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739184240.   Reviewed by
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2015.06.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Scott Sevier, Aquinas on Beauty, Lexington Books, 2015, 226pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739184240.   Reviewed by Robert E. Wood, University of Dallas Christopher Sevier begins by noting the recent rise in the interest in beauty and the little that has been done book-length, especially in the last twenty years, to consider Aquinas' thoughts on beauty. Hence, the current volume. The book's Introduction and Conclusion flank four central chapters (2-5). It is not until chapter four that Sevier treats the central topic of the book: objective components of beauty. The endnotes and bibliography are quite ample. In fact, of the book's 226 pages, 79 are devoted to notes and 23 to bibliography. The ground has indeed often been plowed. Those interested in the topics of the six chapters will find many directions for research in the notes, the chief value of the current text. Sevier includes not only... . . .

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