Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Terminology Tuesday: Aesthetics

Aesthetics: The area of philosophy formally concerned with defining the nature of beauty and discovering criteria or standards by which something can be evaluated as beautiful. In Christian theology beauty is usually defined as what reflects in some way God's own character and nature.1

1. Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 8.

Last year's post: John Lennox on "God of the Gaps"


Nolan Whitaker said...

Is there such thing as an objective aesthetic? I can't find any info on this subject.

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