• God's pleasure--the beauty creation possesses in his regard--underlies the distinct being of creation, and so beauty is the first and truest word concerning all that appears within being; beauty is the showing of what is; God looked upon what he had wrought and saw that it was good.

    David Bentley Hart (2004). “The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth”, p.18, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing