My Ugly Is Your Pretty – Beauty Matters

The word “beauty” has gotten a bad rap these days. Modern folks generally toss it aside as an irrelevant and impractical thing, relegated to something soft and impractical, best for little girls having tea parties. Even the phrase “Truth, Goodness and Beauty” rank orders beauty as a distant third. Steve Turley defends beauty as essential to how we and our children rightly see God and the world around them. He insists we must recover these transcendent values in order to prevent the dehumanizing tendency in modern education and renew the cultivation of virtue in our students.

Steve Turley is a theologian, social theorist, classical Christian educator, prize winning classical guitarist, and best of all a husband and parent of four. Steve is a faculty member at Tall Oaks Classical School in New Castle, Delaware where he teaches Theology, Greek, and Rhetoric, and is a Professor of Fine Arts at Eastern University. He lectures at universities, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His research and writings have appeared in such journals as Christianity and Literature, Calvin Theological Journal, First Things, Touchstone, and The Chesterton Review.

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