David Lyle Jeffrey, The Beauty of Holiness

David Lyle Jeffrey, In the Beauty of Holiness. Eerdmans, 2017. 448pp, $49 cloth. See also reviews by John Wilson, Richard Viladesau, Jeffrey Lyle Bilbro, and Jonathan Homrighausen. 1. Beauty and Holiness Jeffrey’s book sets off firmly on the right foot by framing the two terms of its title in relation to one another: beauty and holiness. Beauty, in fact, is only really valuable in relation to holiness. To appreciate the value of this, one must remember all the ways that it’s possible to go wildly astray when thinking about beauty. Beauty is not just a tool of phallogocentric cisheteropatriarchal sexist oppression (as one … Continue reading David Lyle Jeffrey, The Beauty of Holiness