Return to Beauty by R. R. Reno

Return to Beauty

The Beauty of the Infinite: the Aesthetics of Christian Truth
by David Bentley Hart
Eerdmans, 2003
(460 pages; $55.00, hardcover)

reviewed by R. R. Reno

Some decades ago the novelist Malcolm Cowley observed that literary culture tends to shift and change in thirty-year, generational stages, an insight that surely applies beyond the realm of literature. One need not be a brilliant social critic to observe that the last three decades have been relentlessly and homogeneously “post-sixties.”

Gore Vidal still writes diatribes. David Horowitz still inveighs against tenured radicals. Undergraduates still read Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. Book catalogues burst with . . .