From the Nov/Dec, 2017 issue of Touchstone
christianity The Messiah's Beauty by Michael Martin De Sapio


The Messiah's Beauty

Michael Martin De Sapio on Benedict XVI on the Fairest of the Sons of Men

Throughout his life Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has impressed on us the importance of beauty as a pathway to God—in the liturgy and elsewhere. This side of Benedict is given eloquent expression in "Wounded by the Arrow of Beauty: The Cross and the New 'Aesthetics' of Faith," which was written when he was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger; it appears as a chapter in the book On the Way to Jesus Christ. It is a most affecting piece, one that opens windows onto a number of new vistas for the se . . .

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