Desire: Jesus Guides Us to True Beauty
Monastery of Lorch, built in 1102 AD as a Benedictine monastery, in Württemberg, Germany. Photo credit: Unknown, Creative Commons.
desire: jesus leads us to true beauty
Messages and Essays on Human Desires and Jesus’ Leading Us to True Beauty
How Jesus Atones for My Shame (HonorShame blog, Nov 11, 2015)
Desires, Beliefs, and How We Know Truth A presentation comparing the role of desire in various belief systems. Our desires suggest that we have both good and evil in us (we’re made in the image of God & wounded by sin). This does not prove, but agrees with, the biblical story. Some desires can be taken up and expanded by Jesus; other desires, Jesus reshapes or transforms.
Beauty's Transformation of the Ugly in Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Moses An essay for Dr. Maximos Constas and Dr. Evie Holmberg, for their respective classes at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary, Fall 2018; examines Gregory's work (c.390 AD) as a critical engagement with the Platonic tradition on beauty and desire, especially Origen and Plotinus; pays special attention to Gregory's statements about Jesus' atonement