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God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience

David Brown


This book seeks to recover the importance of religious experience through the arts and wider culture that were once central to the understanding of religion but which have tended in recent centuries to become marginalised. Within the Church and among its theologians God is treated as though he were concerned with only a small segment of the totality of human experience, with deleterious consequences both for our understanding of how revelation works and for dialogue between religion and the wider society. It also means that philosophy of religion focuses on an artificially narrow area of discu ... More

Keywords: religious experience, revelation, sacramentality, nature, architecture, pilgrimage, gardens, revelation, place

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271986
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199271984.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Brown, author
Van Mildert Professor of Divinity, University of Durham
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