Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Modern v. Trinitarian Beauty

Beauty: In Modernity, beauty is at most an accident of power. It derives from survival by power or mutation, and it is an unnatural presence in Modernity’s cosmos, because it doesn’t reflect the conformity and power at the center of that world. But beauty is not efficient; it is superfluous, unnecessary, an overflow, a natural expression of the Trinity’s life. Beauty doesn’t operate by force or power or necessity but by holy seduction, like the Trinity.
—Doug Jones

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And yet, the irony is that modern pop culture has a fascination with youth and beauty, in a shallow, Hollywood sense.
And modern environmentalists respond to the natural beauty of God's created world, and want to preserve it, but not for the glory of the Creator, but for the creature.