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A history of religion in 5 1/2 objects

S. Brent Plate

A history of religion in 5 1/2 objects

bringing the spiritual to its senses

by S. Brent Plate

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion and culture,
  • Religion,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Senses and sensation,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-237) and index.

    Other titlesHistory of religion in five and a half objects
    StatementS. Brent Plate
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL65.C8 P52 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination248 pages
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27156437M
    ISBN 100807033111
    ISBN 109780807033111
    LC Control Number2013039786
    OCLC/WorldCa851420042

    Description of the book "A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects": A leading scholar explores the importance of physical objects and sensory experience in the practice of religion. Humans are needy. We need "things" objects, keepsakes, stuff, tokens, knickknacks, bits and pieces, junk, and treasure. About the Book. Cultural History of Early South Asia: A Reader presents a wide-ranging survey of the diverse art forms of early South Asia. In doing so, it departs from the domina.

    Solar-powered lamp and charger — The World of Our Making ( - AD). Fri 22 Oct 5 / 5 Neil MacGregor's last object in his world history - a solar-powered lamp and charger. Religious symbolism and iconography - Religious symbolism and iconography - Iconographic themes: In the religions of highly developed cultures and in the universal religions, complicated systems of iconography have been developed. In the course of time, however, these systems have been subject to change. Icons (images) may depict the divine in its oneness and in the plurality of its.

    Religion, human beings’ relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, absolute, spiritual, divine, or worthy of especial reverence. Worship, moral conduct, right belief, and participation in religious institutions are among the constituent elements of the religious life.   The Book of Religions Comprising The Views, Creeds, Sentiments, or Opinions, Of All The Principal Religious Sects In The World Particularly Of All Christian Denominations.


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