A journal of academic theology

Patrick T. McCormick

A Right to Beauty: A Fair Share of Milk and Honey for the Poor

The author argues that humans have a right to beauty, and that the poor, often immersed in ugliness, have a particular and urgent need for and claim upon this right. Beauty provides a contemplative and self-transcending rest essential to human flourishing, while the encounter with beauty enables human persons to realize their vocation as cocreators.

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