Beauty in the Light of the Redemption collects in a small, pocket-sized book, three of Dietrich von Hildebrand's most imporant and accessible essays beauty, art, and truth.
"What importance is to be attributed to beauty in the life of a Christian? What role should it play in the life of those who have been redeemed? What is the relationship between redemption and beauty? Did beauty lose its significance after the redemption?”
These are some of the questions Dietrich von Hildebrand answers in this collection of essays, which introduces his philosophy of art, truth, and beauty.writes in his foreword to Graven Images: “When this book first appeared in 1957, it was a whirlwind of fresh air in the rather wooden categories...that dominated the field of moral theology and philosophy....The present book was very influential in the field of moral theology. The substitutes for true morality come in a great variety of forms that Hildebrand analyzes in detail...This all stands in contrast to situation ethics, which makes use of conceptual tools similar to those developed by Hildebrand to analyze an ethical decision in the concrete situation, but ends up accepting the substitutes for true morality.”