The experience of beauty is a knowledge of creatureliness and a hunger that can never have done with the things of earth. It is also an insatiable hunger for God. Apart from the language of beauty, then, and all it may allow one to say, theology becomes destitute and fruitless. Only with regard to beauty and the "openness to being" it both answers and provokes, can Christian thought say adequately how it is that the Light that "shineth in the darkness" is also "the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world."
David Bentley Hart in The Beauty of the Infinite