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Faith and place : an essay in embodied religious epistemology

Author: Mark R Wynn
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Faith and Place takes knowledge of place as a basis for thinking about the relationship between religious belief and our embodied life. Recent epistemology of religion has appealed to various secular analogues for religious belief - especially analogues drawn from sense perception and scientific theory construction. These approaches tend to overlook the close connection between religious belief and our moral,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Wynn
ISBN: 9780199560387 0199560382
OCLC Number: 488774322
Description: ix, 265 s. ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The differentiated religious significance of space and some secular analogues for religious knowledge; 2. Friendship and relationship to place; 3. The supra-individuality of God and place; 4. The grounding of human agency and identity in God and place; 5. Knowledge of place; 6. Pilgrimage and the differentiated religious significance of space; 7. The religious significance of some built and natural environments; 8. Knowledge of place and the aesthetic dimension of religious understanding; 9. Some concluding thoughts
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This book considers how places come to acquire special religious significance, as sites for prayer or other kinds of devotional activity. It examines the ways in which sacred sites function, and the  Read more...

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