Saturday, February 20, 2016

THE ARGUMENT FROM BEAUTY: Resources for Study

The links below explore the argument from beauty--also known as aesthetic arguments for God's existence.


Videos
*Doug Powell: This 40-minute video lecture given at the 2013 SALT conference presents the argument that objective beauty is evidence for God.
*"Biology of the Baroque" produced by the Discovery Institute and based on the work of Dr. Michael Denton's 2016 book: This 20-minute video is beautiful to watch and intellectually stimulating. It examines non-adaptive traits to present a powerful aesthetic argument for how God's creative touch is seen in nature. And (at the end) it also gives a very cogent anthropological argument, showing significant ways in which humans are completely distinct from all other creatures on the planet. These issues are an insurmountable challenge to naturalistic evolution, but they make perfect sense if the world is designed. They also coincide perfectly with the revelation about creation and humans (created in God's image) 

given in Genesis.


Articles
*"The Argument from Beauty" by Alexander Pruss
*"Aesthetic Arguments for the Existence of God" by Peter Williams
*"Arguments from Beauty and Aesthetics" at The Christian Apologetics Alliance
*"Argument from Beauty" at Conservapedia

*Last Seminary hosts five articles on the aesthetic argument that can be download for FREE--with brief abstracts for each.

Books
*The Evidential Power of Beauty: Science and Theology Meet by Thomas Dubay

*The Beauty of the Faith: Using Aesthetics for Christian Apologetics by Joseph Wooddell.
*A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature by Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt


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**My growing MASTER LIST OF APOLOGETIC RESOURCES

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