GORDON COLLEGE SPRING SYMPOSIUM—A TRADITION!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Theme—"What is Beauty"
“One thing I have desired of the LORD,” the Psalmist writes, “That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4) “Beauty awakens the soul to act,” wrote Dante, while the American theologian Jonathan Edwards once mused of “the beauties that delight us but we can’t say why [when] we find ourselves pleased in the beholding of the violets, but we know not what secret regularity or harmony it is that creates that pleasure in our minds.”
What, then, is this thing we call beauty? This question is the theme of the 2013 Spring Symposium. In reflecting upon it, participants are enjoined to consider many related questions:
The purpose of Gordon College Symposium is to allow students, faculty and staff to engage in conversation about a major contemporary or perennial issue toward the goal of learning from one another. The events of Symposium day will include panel discussions, exhibits, debates, poetry readings, presentations, performances and outside festivities at various campus locations.