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Living forms of the imagination

Douglas. Hedley


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  • Title:
    Living forms of the imagination
  • Author: Douglas. Hedley
  • Description: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. Religion, Romanticism and Imagining Modernity; 2. The Creative Imagination; 3. The Experience of God: Poetry, Enchantment and the Mood of Ecstatic Imagination; 4. Religion: Fantasy or Legitimate Longing?; 5. The Problem of Metaphysics; 6. Myths, Dreams and Other Stories; 7. Inspired Images, Angels and the Imaginal World; 8. Social Imaginary; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index of Subjects; Index of Names
    Religious belief characteristically requires imaginative engagement. If this is not to be confused with fantasy or wish fulfilment, we need some account of how the imagination can used through images of salvation: symbols and sacred narratives. Metaphysical reductionism inspired by success of the physical sciences, especially by the employment of recent molecular biology, creates an unprecedented challenge for reflective religious belief: ontology is confined to scientific description. Christian theology in particular has a long tradition of 'faith seeking understanding'. This project is rende
  • Publication Date: c2008
  • Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark
  • Format: 1 online resource (319 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-20056-2;ISBN 9786613200563;ISBN 0-567-55127-X
  • Subjects: Imagination -- Religious aspects; Imagination (Philosophy); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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