The Evidential Power of Beauty: Science and Theology Meet  -     By: Thomas Dubay
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The Evidential Power of Beauty: Science and Theology Meet

Ignatius Press / 1999 / Paperback

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While everyone is delighted by beauty, and the more alive among us are positively fascinated by it, few are explicitly aware that we can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. In this unique study of the power of beauty, Fr. Thomas Dubay explores the reasons why all of the most eminent physicists of the twentieth century agree that beauty is the primary standard for scientific truth. Likewise, the best of contemporary theologians are also exploring with renewed vigor the aesthetic dimensions of divine revelation. Honest searchers after truth can hardly fail to be impressed that these two disciplines, science and theology, so different in methods, approaches and aims, are yet meeting in this and other surprising and gratifying ways. This book relates these developments to nature, music, academe and to our unquenchable human thirst for unending beauty, truth and ecstasy, and thirst quenched only at the summit of contemplative prayer here below, and in the consummation of the beatific vision hereafter.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 365
Vendor: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.0 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0898707528
ISBN-13: 9780898707526
UPC: 008987075288
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While everyone is delighted by beauty, and the more alive among us are positively fascinated by it, few are explicitly aware that we can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. Dubay explores the reasons why all of the most eminent physicists of the twentieth century agree that beauty is the primary standard for scientific truth. Likewise, the best of contemporary theologians are also exploring with renewed vigor the aesthetic dimensions of divine revelation. Honest searchers after truth can hardly fail to be impressed that these two disciplines, science and theology, so different in methods, approaches and aims, are yet meeting in this and other surprising and gratifying ways.

This book relates these developments to nature, music, academe and our unquenchable human thirst for unending beauty, truth and ecstasy, a thirst quenched only at the summit of contemplative prayer here below, and in the consummation of the beatific vision hereafter.

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