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The Resource Figurations and sensations of the unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam : contested desires, edited by Birgit Meyer and Terje Stordalen

Figurations and sensations of the unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam : contested desires, edited by Birgit Meyer and Terje Stordalen

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Figurations and sensations of the unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam : contested desires
Title
Figurations and sensations of the unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Title remainder
contested desires
Statement of responsibility
edited by Birgit Meyer and Terje Stordalen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by the University of Oslo and Utrecht University. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are known to privilege words over images. This book shows, however, that the reality is more complex. Figurations and Sensations of the Unseen explores the complex procedures used to render the invisible as visible and the elusive as tangible in these three traditions. Working from different disciplinary angles, contributors reflect on figuration and sensation in biblical culture, medieval Jewish culture, the imagination of the unseen in Islamic settings, Christian assaults on 'idolatry' in Africa, baroque and modern Church art, contemporary Eastern Orthodox tradition, photography on the East African coast, European opera and literature, and more. The book shows that the three religious traditions have formed sensorial regimes: embodied habits, traditions and standards for seeing, sensing, displaying, and figuring that which could not, or should not, be seen. So, the desire for seeing the invisible and experiencing the beyond are paradoxically confirmed, contested and controlled, by the sensorial regimes in vogue. This carries over even into secularized use of religious figurations in arts and literature. Figurations and Sensations of the Unseen is important reading for scholars of anthropology, religious studies, Jewish studies, Christian studies, Islamic studies, art history, cultural studies, biblical studies and archaeology
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
201/.67
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NX180.R4
LC item number
F54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Meyer, Birgit
  • Stordalen, Terje
Series statement
Bloomsbury studies in material religion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts and religion
  • Spirituality in art
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics
  • Arts and religion
  • Spirituality in art
Label
Figurations and sensations of the unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam : contested desires, edited by Birgit Meyer and Terje Stordalen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagining Solomon's Temple : aesthetics of the non-representable / Terje Stordalen -- Aesthetic sensations of Mary : the miraculous icon of Meryem Ana and the dynamics of interreligious relations in Antakya / Jens Kreinath -- The Art of Incarnation : loss and return of religion in Houellebecq's Submission / Christiane Kruse
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1090282001
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9781350078642
Lccn
2019002828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Figurations and sensations of the unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam : contested desires, edited by Birgit Meyer and Terje Stordalen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagining Solomon's Temple : aesthetics of the non-representable / Terje Stordalen -- Aesthetic sensations of Mary : the miraculous icon of Meryem Ana and the dynamics of interreligious relations in Antakya / Jens Kreinath -- The Art of Incarnation : loss and return of religion in Houellebecq's Submission / Christiane Kruse
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1090282001
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9781350078642
Lccn
2019002828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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