Beauty: The Church’s Witness to God

What Christian thought offers the world is not a set of ‘rational’ arguments…rather, it stands before the world principally with the story it tells concerning God and creation, the form of Christ, the loveliness of the practice of Christian charity – and the rhetorical richness of its idiom. Making its appeal first to the eye and heart, as the only way it may ‘command’ assent, the church cannot separate truth from rhetoric or from beauty.” (David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of the Infinite, pg.4)