By William A. Dyrness
This ethnographic research makes a speciality of the non secular imagery and practices of a pattern of Buddhist temples and Muslim mosques within the higher la region. As a manner of increasing interfaith discussion, it truly is framed as a talk among the principally Christian researchers and the seventy-five respondents, who have been requested in regards to the pictures, house, and practices in their non secular adventure. From the respondents of their a number of non secular settings, it seeks to distill the categorical spiritual imaginations and aesthetic profiles that may be acknowledged to signify their experience—to realize what can be thought of the residing pictures of those faiths.
Set within the context of latest discussions of the character of faith and visible tradition, this richly textured examine of visible and sensory practices in faith increases basic questions on where of trust and formality perform and the position those play in our more and more pluralistic non secular culture.
“There is a starting to be physique of literature on worship that specializes in concrete photographs and non secular practices, therefore ‘earthing’ a box that regularly veers towards abstraction. it is a great addition to that corpus, that allows you to no doubt deepen our knowing of the richness and complexity of worship in numerous traditions.”
—Jeremy Begbie, Duke University
“Making his readers a part of a group that longs to understand and love the opposite, Dyrness versions the wonderful thing about which he speaks as we find our personal complexities reflected within the passing on and reimagining of spiritual traditions of standard humans. Senses of Devotion is an exceptional instance of inclusive theologizing for somebody who needs to dwell out the potential of a united human kinfolk made attractive accurately via difference.”
—Cecilia González-Andrieu, Loyola Marymount University.
“This very important examine describes encounters and conversations that every one readers probably want to proportion or even mirror. Dyrness opens the way in which, sensitively and correctly fending off universal suppositions, undermining stereotypes, and holding all for real perform as he pursues an eye-opening topic: the nonverbal dimensions of spiritual perform in different religion traditions. one of the wealthy rewards this ebook offers is a greater standpoint on ourselves.”
—Robin M. Jensen, Vanderbilt University
William A. Dyrness is Professor of Theology and tradition and Director of the visible religion Institute of paintings and structure at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and was once a founding member of the Brehm middle for Worship, Theology and the humanities at Fuller. he's the writer of Senses of the Soul: paintings and the visible in Christian Worship (2008) and Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of lifestyle (2011).