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Symbols of the Sacred [Paperback]

By Louis K. Dupre (Author)
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(PUBEerdmans)Four elegant essays on interpreting the sacred: the nature of religious symbols; how language conveys the divine; art that reveals the invisible; the relationship between symbol and myth. Thought-provoking pieces gathered from this outstanding philosopher of religion. 139 pages, softcover.

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Symbols of the Sacred gathers four classic essays by Louis Dupre on the role of symbols in our understanding of the sacred and on their fundamental importance to religious consciousness. A leading philosopher of religion, Dupre 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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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   140
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2000
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  080284748X  
ISBN13  9780802847485  

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More About Louis K. Dupre

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Louis Dupre is T. Lawrason Riggs Professor Emeritus in the Philosophy of Religion at Yale University. He has published numerous books and articles, including Religion and the Rise of Modern Culture (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008)."

Louis K. Dupre was born in 1925.

Louis K. Dupre has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Spirituality

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