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Beauty
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I. History of the Concept – II. Bible and Theology – III. Systematic and Practical Theology

I. History of the Concept

Beauty – Gk τὸ καλόν/tó kalón, Lat. pulchritudo/pulcher, Ger. die Schönheit, Fr. la beauté – is the positive aesthetic attraction which an object exercises on the beholder by virtue of its felicitous form. In contemplative, aesthetic, and erotic experience beauty is experienced as harmonious and stimulat…

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Recki, Birgit, Oeming, Manfred and Pfleiderer, Georg, “Beauty”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024740>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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