Known to the Senses Paperback

Five Days of the Passion

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Known to the Senses

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North Atlantic culture is spiritually depressed, with the consequence that our senses have become dulled, says Warner. They no longer function as sentinels to the presence of God.

Drawing heavily on Denys Turner's influential book, The Darkness of God, Warner explores how recovery of the deliberate use or non-use of our five senses might enable us to grasp something of the astonishment about God that inspired people like Augustine and the author of The Cloud of Unknowing to write in terms of what we now describe as mystical.

Warner links the senses with the liturgical celebration of the Lord's passion in Holy Week. Participation in the passion through reference to our senses can be a means of preparing for Holy Week, reflection on the nature of worship, assessing the evangelistic communication of the liturgy. Warner also examines the interaction of contemporary Christian experience with an older, Christian culture. Each chapter has a resource section with prompts for further discussion on the book's themes.

Martin Warner is now Canon Pastor of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. He was formerly Administrator of the Shrine at Wahsingham.

Known to the Senses by Martin Warner was published by Continuum in February 2005 and is our 38398th best seller. The ISBN for Known to the Senses is 9780819281098.

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Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (February 2005)
Number of Pages128
Thickness10 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code97350
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