The Inseparability of Beauty and Truth in Biblical Poetry

Diane Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 2/1/2019

Paired Article (Face to Face): The Inseparability of Beauty and Truth in Biblical Poetry

Issue: Beauty, Awe, And Wonder (Vol. 39, No 1, Winter, 2019)

There is a modern tendency among Christians to reduce the biblical text to a flat, propositional truth of a generally literal nature. But the power and truth of the biblical text is limited by such an approach. The biblical writers intended in the text to move the heart of the reader by the beauty and force of the words and images.

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