The Beauty of the Arts Points to Christ

May 13, 2013

“Beauty is not a thing, but a Person. We can’t analyze beauty; it is Someone we come to know.”

Those are the words of Columbia International University professor Steve Baarendse who has been contemplating beauty and its origins – from a biblical perspective. Baarendse, a professor of English and Humanities, writes that “Jesus is the end of beauty, which means that beauty, wherever we find it, always points to him.”  

Baarendse’s thoughts on beauty were recently published by “Touchstone” magazine published by the Fellowship of St. James, an alliance of authors, professors, clergy members, lay men and women, and writers — from various Christian denominations — who promote orthodox Christianity, the natural law, and traditional Christian morality. Read Baarendse’s article “The Logos of Beauty.”