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Symbols Of The Sacred

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Symbols of the Sacred gathers four classic essays by Louis Dupré on the role of symbols in our understanding of the sacred and on their fundamental importance to religious consciousness.

A leading philosopher of religion, Dupré here discusses the nature of religious symbols, the importance of language for capturing symbolic meaning, the ancient link between art and expressions of the sacred, and the vital relationship between religious symbol and myth. The volume concludes with ...

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Overview

Symbols of the Sacred gathers four classic essays by Louis Dupré on the role of symbols in our understanding of the sacred and on their fundamental importance to religious consciousness.

A leading philosopher of religion, Dupré here discusses the nature of religious symbols, the importance of language for capturing symbolic meaning, the ancient link between art and expressions of the sacred, and the vital relationship between religious symbol and myth. The volume concludes with a powerful reflection on the innate capacity of human minds to grasp the transcendent.

Elegantly expressed, conversant with a wide range of thinkers, and marked by a lifetime of reflection on the subject, Symbols of the Sacred offers profound insights into the religious dimension of human life.

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Robert Sokolowski
A brilliant philosophical reflection on the human experience of the divine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802847485
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 0.33 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Of Holy Signs
The Symbolism of Words
The Symbolism of Religious Art
The Myth and Its Survival
Conclusion

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