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The Religious Use Of Imagination

by Elias Henry Johnson

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages234
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Open LibraryOL10518266M
ISBN 100548157502
ISBN 109780548157503
OCLC/WorldCa179777161

  I truly believe that imagination is one of the most powerful–and important–forces on the planet. It lifts our hearts, minds, and spirits; it is the driving force behind the magnificence of both mighty empires and scribbled crayon drawings; it is at once the soul’s greatest indulgence and greatest freedom. “This world is but a canvas to our imagination” (Henry David Thoreau). If you Author: Sara Deeter. Review of Totality Beliefs and the Religious Imagination () Taner Edis. Review: Anthony Campbell. Totality Beliefs and the Religious York: Lulu. pp. Though some nonbelievers lack interest in religion, those of us who read and write books skeptical about the supernatural must have some fascination with the subject.

EBSCOhost serves thousands of libraries with premium essays, articles and other content including Theopoetic: Theology and the Religious Imagination (Book). Get access to over 12 million other articles! "This book is a nuanced discussion of contemporary feminist thought in a variety of religious traditions. It draws from both academic and popular writings and offers a rich selection of books to pursue on one's own." -- Re-Imagining "This remarkable book examines American women's religious thought in many diverse faith traditions.

Catholic imagination is analogical. It is founded in creation itself and views creation as God in disguise. According to Catholic imagination, God lurks everywhere. According to Protestant imagination, Karl Barth for example, God is hidden everywhere but found only in the revelation of Jesus Christ. Why imagination is crucial to the Christian life. Faith is an act of the a healthy, vibrant imagination is crucial to the Christian life. You will likely disagree with these.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Johnson, E.H. (Elias Henry), Religious use of imagination. New York: Silver, Burdett, © COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The Religious Use of Imagination (Classic Reprint) [E. Johnson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from The Religious Use of Imagination The author home that this will not be thought an audacious little book.

It under takes merely to tell of something which is going on in ordinary minds without drawing attention. I believe that imagination is central to the religious consciousness. Religion does not necessarily "demand belief" (certainly not unquestioning belief) nor does it invariably "prescribe and Author: Bill Whitson.

This is a new kind of theological book-one that respects and affirms how important the secular study of religion is to Christian Imagining God Garrett Green presents an original interpretation of the nature of imagination that resolves the longstanding dichotomy between religious and scientific truth by conceiving imagination as the "point of contact" between divine revelation and Cited by: The theme is an inquiry into the possibility of a cognitive role for imagination in the specific area of the God-question.

This theme is clearly fundamental to much of the use and theory of religious language and it is properly philosophical.

Religion is a cultural system that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe.

They tend. Beyond the use of the imagination in widening our experience of the world and refining our consciousness, the use of the imagination in religion can save us from another problem -- namely, the tendency to take pleasure in cruel things.

Abstractions are the refuge of the scoundrel. Concreteness is the environment of human sympathy. [The New Religious Intolerance] should be required reading for those who have to adjudicate on questions of civic conformity and religious dissent.

” —Nicholas Sagovsky, The Tablet “ The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age is an excellent book that deserves a wide readership. Religious Imagination and the Body: A Feminist Analysis. Link/Page Citation In this relatively short but intellectually weighty book, Cooey presents a novel and thought-provoking approach to the relationship between the body as "site" of physicality and the body as "sign" of social construction.

In this relatively short but intellectually. For a truly religious person, faith is no settled world view or place or comfortable station. The most powerful metaphors in the Judeo-Christian tradition are metaphors of the way, the journey, the exodus, the road, the ation and faith make unnecessary self-conscious posturing.

The role of religious imagination in religious consciousness/ideas is a topic of interest to psychologists, theologians, religious studies scholars, and philosophers of religion. Study of religious imagination often goes together with phenomenology of religious experience, with the study of religious art, and with model-theoretic and narrative.

This book is the first to consider Dickinson's religious imagery outside the dynamic of her personal faith and doubt. It argues that religious myths and symbols, from the sun-god to the open tomb, are essential to understanding the similetic movement of Dickinson's poetry - the reach for a comparable, though not identical, experience in the Cited by: This book is a fantastic essay on what Andrew Greeley calls the "Catholic Imagination", or put differently, the way in which Catholics view reality and how that affects the way they live.

As a Catholic, I found this to be a refreshing look into Catholicism through a sociological approach/5(4). How close can the secular and the religious be brought together.

How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact. Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination, this book integrates interdisciplinary research in the area of poetry on the one hand, and theology, philosophy and Christian spirituality on the other.

The theory of secularisation became a virtually unchallenged truth of twentieth-century social science. First sketched out by Enlightenment philosophers, then transformed into an irreversible global process by nineteenth-century thinkers, the theory was given substance by the precipitate drop in religious practice across Western Europe in the s.

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Writing and lecturing under the solitary name Neville, this modern mystic enthralled audiences with one simple, radical idea: the human imagination is God. Here is a new narration of Neville's final full-length book, The Law and the Promise, originally published in This book asks why, since so many characterizations of theistic reality have gone to extinction, do some, not simply survive, but undergo considerable recharacterization, when they have come under the strain of implausibility.

One feature seems to be recurrent and of importance: the extent to which those who transact major transformations in existing characterizations of God are themselves. Religious Imagination. John McIntyre.

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Teaching and Religious Imagination book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Harris helps teachers discover their own creative resou /5(13).Mary Gordon: A Religious Imagination Beliefnet I started this book inwhen it is set.

My grandmother was born in Ireland, and even though I'm very ethnically mixed, the culture I was.Emily Dickinson anD thE REligious imagination Dickinson knew the Bible well.

she was profoundly aware of christian theology and she was writing at a time when comparative religion was extremely popular.

This book is the first to consider Dickinson’s religious imagery outside the dynamic of her personal.