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Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Mark R. Wynn


This book considers some of the ways in which particular places can acquire special religious significance, as sites for prayer or other kinds of devotional activity, and how knowledge of place provides a key to understanding the nature of religious knowledge. There are two main arguments in the book. The first proposes that there is a deep-seated analogy between knowledge of God and knowledge of place, and that knowledge of God consists partly in an integrative knowledge of the significance of particular places. This strand of the book contrasts with recent discussion in the epistemology of r ... More

Keywords: sacred place, philosophy of place, theology of place, divine presence, religious epistemology, concept of God, aesthetics, ethics, practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark R. Wynn, author
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology, University of Exeter
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