How to be part of the New Evangelization – for educators and for all who are interested in a formation in beauty; and for those who want to contribute creatively to a culture of beauty and abundance – teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, parents…
I am pleased that my book, the Way of Beauty – Liturgy, Education and Inspiration for Family, School and College is now out and available from Angelico Press.
In the book, I describe how a true Catholic education is both a program of liturgical formation and an inculturation that aims for the supernatural transformation of the person so that he can in turn transfigure the whole culture through the divine beauty of his daily action. As Pope Benedict has told us, there is no human activity, no matter how mundane, that cannot be enhanced by this formation in beauty. Such enhanced activity then resonates in harmony with the common good and, through its beauty, draws all people to the Church — and ultimately to the worship of God in the Sacred Liturgy.
The Way of Beauty will be of profound interest not only to artists, architects, and composers, but also to educators, who can apply its principles in home and classroom for the formation and education of children and students of all ages and at all levels — family, homeschooling, high school, college, and university. You can order from the Angelico Press website here
Praise for the Way of Beauty:
“Since the good, the true, and the beautiful are a manifestation of the Trinity, it is always a grievous fault to leave beauty out of any discussion of the relationship between faith and reason. This being so, I am thrilled at the way David Clayton illustrates how beauty stands in eternal communion with the good and the true.”
—JOSEPH PEARCE, Aquinas College
“In spite of the great proclamation that the sacred liturgy is the font and apex of all we are about as Catholics, fifty years after the Council we still seem far from seeing and living this truth in all its fullness. Drawing upon years of experience as artist and teacher, David Clayton thoroughly unpacks this truth and shows, with an impressive range of examples, how it can and should play out every day in our schools, academic curricula, cultural endeavors, and practice of the fine arts. His treatment of the ways in which architecture, liturgy, and music reflect the mathematical ordering of the (Read More)