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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||New Models of Religious Understanding|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Dec 21 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities(all)