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The Presence of Light

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There is perhaps no greater constant in religious intuition and experience than the presence of light. In spiritual traditions East and West, light is not only ubiquitous but something that assumes strikingly similar forms in altogether different historical and cultural settings. This study examines light as an aspect of religiously valued experiences and its entailments for mystical theology, philosophy, politics, and religious art. The essays in this volume make an important contribution to religious studies by proposing that it is misleading to conceive of religious experience in terms of an irreconcilable dichotomy between universality and cultural construction. An esteemed group of contributors, representing the study of Asian and Western religious traditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, suggests that attention to various forms of divine radiance shows that there is indeed a range of principles that, if not universal, are nevertheless very widely occurring and amenable to fruitful comparative inquiry. What results is a work of enormous scope, demonstrating compelling cross-connections that will be of value to scholars of comparative religions, mysticism, and the relationship between art and the sacred. Contributors:* Catherine B. Asher* Raoul Birnbaum* Sarah Iles Johnston* Matthew T. Kapstein* Andrew Louth* Paul E. Muller-Ortega* Elliot R. Wolfson* Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan* Hossein Ziai.

Used soft back book in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Kapstein
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226424928
ISBN-13:
9780226424927
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
The Presence of Light: Divine Radiance and Religious Experience.

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There is perhaps no greater constant in religious intuition and experience than the presence of light. In spiritual traditions East and West, light is not only ubiquitous but something that assumes strikingly similar forms in altogether different historical and cultural settings. This study examines light as an aspect of religiously valued experiences and its entailments for mystical theology, philosophy, politics, and religious art. The essays in this volume make an important contribution to religious studies by proposing that it is misleading to conceive of religious experience in terms of an irreconcilable dichotomy between universality and cultural construction. An esteemed group of contributors, representing the study of Asian and Western religious traditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, suggests that attention to various forms of divine radiance shows that there is indeed a range of principles that, if not universal, are nevertheless very widely occurring and amenable to fruitful comparative inquiry. What results is a work of enormous scope, demonstrating compelling cross-connections that will be of value to scholars of comparative religions, mysticism, and the relationship between art and the sacred. Contributors:* Catherine B. Asher* Raoul Birnbaum* Sarah Iles Johnston* Matthew T. Kapstein* Andrew Louth* Paul E. Muller-Ortega* Elliot R. Wolfson* Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan* Hossein Ziai.

Used soft back book in very good condition.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Kapstein
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226424928
ISBN-13:
9780226424927
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
The Presence of Light: Divine Radiance and Religious Experience.

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