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God and enchantment of place : reclaiming human experience.

Brown, D. W. (2004) 'God and enchantment of place : reclaiming human experience.', Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Abstract

The following text is taken from the publisher's website. "Puts forward a controversial claim about the importance of experience of place as a way of reinvigorating the debate about the existence of God Covers a wide range of topics, from architecture and landscape art to gardens, sports venues, and urban planning Discusses the ancient world, Hinduism, and Islam as well as Christianity David Brown argues for the importance of experience of God as mediated through place in all its variety. He explores the various ways in which such experiences once formed an essential element in making religion integral to human life, and argues for their reinstatement at the centre of theological discussions about the existence of God. In effect, the discussion continues the theme of Brown's two much-praised earlier volumes, Tradition and Imagination and Discipleship and Imagination , in its advocacy of the need for Christian theology to take much more seriously its relationship with the various wider cultures in which it has been set. In its challenge to conventional philosophy of religion, the book will be of interest to theologians and philosophers, and also to historians of art and culture generally."

Item Type:Book
Keywords:Mediated experience, Art, Culture, Church, Mosque, Temple.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199271986
Record Created:28 Jul 2006
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:22

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