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The Apologetic of Art

How Beauty and Creativity Point to a Creator

In Arts and Apologetics, human creativity takes center stage in the defense of the Christian faith. Through a collection of arguments from the arts and aesthetic experience, the wonders of the eternal God come into vibrant focus. From the contemplation of the old masters to the immateriality of music theory, Scarlett Clay offers a wide array of arguments for why art and creativity point to a Creator. Clay’s essay is unique in that it puts into a logical form (arguments), a deeply embedded human intuition that beauty transcends the material world.

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About the Author

Scarlett Clay is a Christian educator, artist, apologist, and hospital chaplain. She earned a B.A. in English from Texas A&M, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Talbot School of Theology, an M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary- Louisville, and is currently a doctoral student at SBTS in Apologetics. Scarlett served as Chapter Director for Ratio Christi at The University of Texas at Austin from 2016- 2020. She now manages the four Torah scrolls that travel the country for apologetic events. She has published articles at Desiring God, Answers in Genesis, Ratio Christi, and blogs about art and apologetics at bluepurpleandscarlett.com.

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