Apologetics: Reason, Love and Beauty


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"*Truth is trinitarian. It consists of the interconnected and mystically unified power of Reason, Love and Beauty…*Most mainstream apologetics can be seen as the apologetics of Reason; the defense of the Faith and the winning of converts through the means of dialogue with the ‘rational’ and its sundry manifestations. On the other hand, the lives of the saints, such as the witness of Mother Teresa, can be seen as the apologetics of Love; the defense of the Faith and the winning of converts through the living example of a life lived in Love. Finally, the defense of the Faith and the winning of converts through the power of the beautiful can be called culutral apologetics or the apologetics of Beauty.
–Joseph Pearce from Literary Giants, Literary Catholics

I liked this quote and thought some of you amateur apologists out there might enjoy it too.

What’s your “apologetics style”? I suspect most here rely on reason. What role do love and beauty have in apologetics or conversion for you?


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