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Living Religion: Embodiment, Theology, and the Possibility of a Spiritual Sense

James W. Jones


The modern tendency to separate theory and practice, reflection and contemplation, has done inestimable mischief to the life of religion in the modern world. Religion’s claims about God or the world or the nature and destiny of the human spirit have been ripped from their context in religious practice and treated as discrete doctrinal abstractions to be justified or refuted in isolation from the living religious life that is their natural home. Many of the dilemmas faced by those who think seriously about religion today arise from or are intensified by this separation of theory and practice. T ... More

Keywords: religious knowledge, religious experience, neuroscience and religion, science and religion, psychology and religion, embodiment, spiritual practice, human nature, mind and nature

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190927387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190927387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Jones, author
Distinguished Professor of the Psychology of Religion, Emeritus, Rutgers University

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