In The Beauty of the Lord, Jonathan King restores aesthetics as not merely a valid lens for theological reflection, but an essential one. Jesus, our incarnate Redeemer, displays the Triune God’s beauty in his actions and person, from creation to final consummation. How can and should theology better reflect this unveiled beauty? In this excerpt, King discusses four distinct approaches to theological aesthetics, laying the groundwork for the rest of his study. *** “Theological aesthetics” does not imply there is homogeneity…