Enchantment: Wonder in Modern Life

Enchantment: Wonder in Modern Life

by Patrick Curry

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Enchantment is a profound human experience. When we encounter wonder, awe or amazement, that is enchantment. Enchantment can reveal profound truths, lead to deep values and become central to a life well-lived.

This unique book explores how enchantment plays out in a wide range of contexts -- in love, art, religion and learning, in food and drink, and perhaps most significantly in our relationship with the natural world.

Patrick Curry argues that modernist attempts to undermine or dismiss enchantment as a delusion are not only misguided but dangerous, potentially leading to a disengagement with our world that could have disastrous consequences for our future on this planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782506232
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 10/17/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 561 KB

About the Author

Dr Patrick Curry was born in Canada and has lived in London for over forty years. He has lectured widely on religious studies, cosmology and astronomy at the Universities of Kent and Bath Spa. He is the author of several books, including Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity and Ecological Ethics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Dynamics of Enchantment
3. Love
4. Art
5. Religion
6. Food and Drink
7. Learning
8. Nature
9. Disenchantment
10. Technoscience
11. Enchantment as a Way of Life
A Bibliographical Note

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