As most people know, last year I gave a seminar/lecture/sermon thingy at my old church, Epiphany Fellowship. The topic I spoke on was Beauty. I spent about nine months doing research, reading, talking, and thinking before ultimately delivering it last August. Recently, I updated some parts of the manuscript for a friend and thought I’d post the updated manuscript. There aren’t too many changes. The main updates happened in the last half of the manuscript. I also updated the language of the manuscript overall to make it more appropriate as a written piece rather than a manuscript for speaking from. I’m hoping to use this as the core of one of the first books I’m working on that I’ll actually finish. After the break is the full “Table of Contents” for each part of the blog series I did going through each individual part of the manuscript. Those blog parts have not yet been updated. Here are the the updated full written Manuscript, the audio of my “lecture”, and an appendix with the Greek/Hebrew breakdown of the words for “Beauty” in the Bible.
The Outline for the Entire Series:
- Why do we long for Beauty?
- What is Beauty?
- What Things are Beautiful, and why are they Beautiful?
- How do we respond to this Beauty?