Transfiguring love

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This chapter seeks to show how the spiritual practice of an "active" or "engaged" love is integral to the sort of "epistemology of involvement" through which we come to a religious understanding of the world. Such an understanding is one that gives proper recognition to the sacred or reverence-worthy character of the world. The chapter discusses how a religiously inflected language of love and the practice it informs can transfigure the world for us and enable its sacred or reverence-worthy character to come into view (supposing it is there in any case). It also seeks to show how this is connected to a process of spiritual formation (or Bildung).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Models of Religious Understanding
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780198796732
StatePublished - Dec 21 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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