Eroticism 2: How to describe the beauty of Jesus,

Hamburg harbor, tall ship, 16. 7. 1989
Hamburg harbor, tall ship, 16. 7. 1989

is left to the aesthetic sensibility of each epoch and of each individual.

Jesus restores the physical beauty and erotic attractiveness of the sick, especially clearly in the narrative of the raising of Jairus’ daughter, 5:41-42. He does not comfort the sick by referring to their inner values!

Beauty is not a value in itself. The beautiful rich young man, 10:17-27, is rejected because he does not fulfill the moral demands of the community, the conditions of following Jesus.

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