Praying with the Senses

Posted June 15, 2018 11:09 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Praying with the Senses

I’ve previously noted a new interest in the role of the senses within Christian experience, a trend that was begun in part by the Orthodox scholar Susan Ashbrook Harvey’s well-received book on the olfactory, now some dozen years ago.Now we have a new and wide-ranging collection to continue this exploration: Praying with the Senses: Contemporary Orthodox Christian Spirituality in Practice, ed. Sonja Luehrmann (Indiana University Press, 2017), 280pp.About this book the publisher tells us:How do people experience spirituality through what they see, hear, touch, and smell? Sonja Luehrmann and an international group of scholars assess how sensory experience shapes prayer and

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