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History of Religion in 5 � Objects Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses

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ISBN-10: 0807033111

ISBN-13: 9780807033111

Edition: 2014

Authors: S. Brent Plate

List price: $32.95
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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, knickknacks, bits and pieces, junk and treasure. As Brent Plate argues in A History of Religion in 5½ Objects, exploring the stuff of everyday existence is a window into the way humans have formed religious communities, performed rituals, and connected with the realm of the sacred. Beginning with the desirous, incomplete, human body (symbolically evoked by “½”), Plate tells the stories of five types of ordinary objects, each corresponding to a particular sense, that people have engaged with in sensory, symbolic, and sacred…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 3/11/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English