Imagination in Religion

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Espen Dahl, Jan-Olav Henriksen, Marius T. Mjaaland (Eds.)

Perspectives from the Philosophy of Religion

ISBN 978-3-643-91210-7
Band-Nr. 8
Jahr 2021
Seiten 202
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nordic Studies in Theology / Nordische Studien zur Theologie


Religion would be impossible without imagination. Imagination provides content that otherwise escapes discourse and perception. Thus, it opens up a productive realm for creative involvement that keeps religion from sinking into trivialities or abstractions. The contributions in the present volume explore in various ways potentialities and problems linked to imagination’s role in the context of religion. The book challenges readers to think again and think differently about imagination in religion – which, in itself, involves the power of imagination. The book opens up fresh perspectives on the interactive dynamics between imagination and various faculties or dimensions of life. Imagination might be involved in thinking, perceiving, contemplation, and in practices.

The contributors to the volume are all members of the Nordic Society for the Philosophy of Religion.

Espen Dahl, Professor of Systematic Theology, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.
Jan-Olav Henriksen, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo.
Marius T. Mjaaland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway.