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Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts

Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts, by Jerram Barrs. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013. 192 pp. $17.99. “The arts need no justification; they are good gifts of God, a basic part of the creation order. Our calling is simply to be thankful for these gifts of sub-creativity” (22). Jerram Barrs makes this bold statement at the end

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Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?

T. David Gordon’s article in the recent edition of The Artistic Theologian raises the important issue of whether beauty has any objective basis. Yet my assertion that it is an important issue already assumes the conclusion! To believe beauty to be important assumes and objective basis for beauty in the first place.

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Truth, Goodness, and Beauty Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century, by Howard Gardner

Truth, Goodness, and Beauty Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century, by Howard Gardner. New York: Basic Books, 2011. 244 pp. $25.99. Howard Gardner is a developmental psychologist and professor at Harvard University. Gardner is best known for his work with multiple intelligences, but he steps aside from his magnum opus to consider the realms of truth, beauty,

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