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Grounded in the sacred

Byrne, Libby (2016) Grounded in the sacred. Colloquium, 48 (2). pp. 116-130. ISSN 0588-3237

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This article works from the understanding that as human beings our experience of the world is constantly mediated through our bodies and yet our experience of the sacred can sometimes seem to be ephemeral or transient. Faith in a transcendent God can be difficult to sustain when we face real challenges to the health of our bodies. Mikel Dufrenne says that we discover who we are within a work of art because the work awakens us to ourselves. When we see art with the full range of our senses it has the ability to awaken us to the presence of the sacred in our lived experience of the world. In this article I will explore the significance of being grounded in the sacred by a deepening and mutual relationship with art, in light of the challenges to faith
and flourishing that are part of living with serious illness.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: disability, illness, art, embodiment, sacramentality, practice led research
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 05:46
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 05:42
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2269

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