Any amateur who has taken up a brush knows how hard it is to create a beautiful painting without training. Yet the natural world seems to produce beauty without any struggle at all. This common-sense observation provides a natural movement from wonder at the creation to awe of the creator. Making aesthetically good artwork requires skill and intention, so who should we credit with the ‘artistry’ of the natural world? The rosy wash of the setting sun on a cloud-filled sky with mountains beneath looks to our eyes like the masterpiece of an expert painter. Yet we know that the natural world possesses no mind toward its own design. Should we not then look to a designer? This podcast episode is a milestone celebration of 250 episodes in the past five years with our very first guest from episode one. It is a conversation about recovering the argument for the existence of God from beauty.
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Phil Tallon about his article in a 44:3 issue of the Christian Research Journal, “From Beauty to the Beatific Vision: Recovering the Argument from Beauty”.
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