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Seeing and Believing: The Eye of Faith in a Visual Culture

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by Stuart C. Devenish
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Seeing and Believing: The Eye of Faith in a Visual Culture by Stuart C. Devenish

In a cinematic culture where multiple visions of reality play at the same time, it is critical that Christian believers know how to confidently identify and discern, among other stories, the Jesus-story that defines their most important commitment in life. Using the optical metaphor of the eye of faith, the author identifies the spiritual life as a visual life. Through themes such as looking through Jesus' eyes, the bible as a visionary text, and the church as a wide-eyed people, he builds a connecting bridge between the seeing-soul in Christian spirituality, and the twenty-first century as the age of the eye. The key words for this exploration are spirituality, discipleship, insight, luminescence, and optical therapy. The author proposes the need for a catechism of the eye that will lead to the renewal of Christian ministry, spirituality, discipleship, and identity.

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Pages: 168
Size: 1.7 MB
Publisher: Wipf and Stock
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 9781630870447 (DRM-EPUB)

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