عنوان مقاله [English]
Among different sources the one which made a considerable impact
upon Aquinas’ aesthetics is the teachings of the Bible. Aquinas has
always tried to prove that these teachings are compatible with
philosophical thought’s achievements on God, universe and human.
This idea is also applicable to aesthetics. This article is to validate the
claim about existence of several words in the Bible which are translated
as "beauty" and are referring to different dimensions of meaning.
Accordingly, variant and different referents about beauty can be found
in the Bible. In this respect, the discussion of beauty explores a large
dimension of meaning in Aquinas’ perspective. The most important
aesthetic referents in the Bible include the beauty of God the Sun as the
second person of trinity, beauty of universe and beauty of human.
Accordingly, we are encountering the same variety of beauty in
Aquinas’s aesthetics. In respect of appointing referents of beauty, the
sort of relation and their relationship with each other, and their
classification, Aquinas has considerably followed the Holy Bible’s
teachings and has matched his ideas with.