Rawlings School of Divinity


Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MA)


Jonathan Pruitt


Bible, Evidence of God, Objective Beauty


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


In exploring the concept of objective beauty in nature, a strong argument emerges for the existence of a divine creator as described in the Bible. This thesis, titled “The Nature of Beauty and its Objective Manifestation Serve as Evidence of the God Described in the Bible,” proposes that the intricate design and objective manifestation of beauty in the world are indicative of a higher transcendent being, prompting us to contemplate the profound mysteries of creation and the interconnectedness of aesthetics and spirituality. Through this lens of beauty, we are challenged to engage in a thought-provoking discourse that encompasses apologetics, philosophy, theology, and aesthetics, ultimately leading us to recognize and contemplate the presence of a higher power within the wondrous tapestry of the cosmos, as illustrated in Psalm 19:1-4 and Romans 1:18-20. From this perspective, we can confidently assert that the nature of beauty and its objective manifestation support the rational and reasonable belief in the Biblical God. This should incite us to delve deeper into examining beauty as a revelatory sign pointing towards a transcendent reality beyond our immediate sensory experiences, urging us to reflect on the intricate interplay between aesthetics, divinity, and the mysterious aspects of creation. Thus, beauty found in nature serves as a continual invitation to acknowledge and contemplate the presence of the Biblical God, encouraging us to seek out the profound truths hidden beneath the surface of our everyday perceptions.