Luther and Beauty

Mark C. Mattes

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 2/1/2019

Paired Article (Face to Face): Luther and Beauty

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

Following some twentieth-century scholars, it is often held that Martin Luther’s theology eliminates concerns about aesthetics and beauty from the Christian life and theology. But a detailed reading of Luther’s writings suggest that this is certainly not true, and that he in fact has a robust appreciation for how these elements are crucial to the Christian faith.

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