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On divine beauty

Summary

Marilynne Robinson weighs what art does – and doesn’t – imply about the existence of God.

Summary

Marilynne Robinson weighs what art does – and doesn’t – imply about the existence of God.

Transcript

I’m not really interested in the question of the existence of God. I don’t think that the existence of God is accessible to any kind of strategy of proof. I think that the possibility of creating beauty and the possibility of articulating a sense of divine beauty – which you find in so much music and art and so on – I think those say deep things about the nature of reality, about our being more than ourselves, in a sense. But anything that’s sort of couched as proof, I don’t accept.