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By Paul L. Gavrilyuk,Sarah Coakley

Is it attainable to work out, pay attention, contact, scent and flavor God? How will we comprehend the biblical promise that the 'pure in center' will 'see God'? Christian thinkers as varied as Origen of Alexandria, Bonaventure, Jonathan Edwards and Hans Urs von Balthasar have all approached those questions in targeted methods through attractive to the concept that of the 'spiritual senses'. In targeting the Christian culture of the 'spiritual senses', this ebook discusses how those senses relate to the actual senses and the physique, and analyzes their courting to brain, center, feelings, will, hope and judgement. The participants remove darkness from the various ways that vintage Christian authors have taken care of this subject, and point out the epistemological and non secular import of those understandings. the idea that of the 'spiritual senses' is thereby importantly recovered for modern theological anthropology and philosophy of religion.

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