The Spiritual Senses

The Spiritual Senses
Author: Paul L. Gavrilyuk,Sarah Coakley
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139502412
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Release: 2011-11-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is it possible to see, hear, touch, smell and taste God? How do we understand the biblical promise that the 'pure in heart' will 'see God'? Christian thinkers as diverse as Origen of Alexandria, Bonaventure, Jonathan Edwards and Hans Urs von Balthasar have all approached these questions in distinctive ways by appealing to the concept of the 'spiritual senses'. In focusing on the Christian tradition of the 'spiritual senses', this book discusses how these senses relate to the physical senses and the body, and analyzes their relationship to mind, heart, emotions, will, desire and judgement. The contributors illuminate the different ways in which classic Christian authors have treated this topic, and indicate the epistemological and spiritual import of these understandings. The concept of the 'spiritual senses' is thereby importantly recovered for contemporary theological anthropology and philosophy of religion.

Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses

Balthasar on the  Spiritual Senses
Author: Mark McInroy
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9780199689002
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Release: 2014-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines Balthasar's recovery of the doctrine of the spiritual senses in the mid-20th century, focusing on his model of the perceptual faculties through which one beholds the form that God reveals.

Spiritual Senses

Spiritual Senses
Author: Theodore Austin-Sparks
Pages: 133
ISBN: 0983201668
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Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: Life Sentence Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A Christian is not one who does this and that and another thing which is prescribed to be done; a Christian is not one who refrains from doing this and that and another thing because they are forbidden; a Christian is not one at all who is governed by the externalities of a way of life, an order, a legalistic system which says, you must, and you must not: a Christian is comprehended in this saying, 'It pleased God to reveal His Son in me: ' (Gal. 1:15-16)." Spiritual Senses is a compilation of four separate writings from our beloved author, T. Austin-Sparks. In each section of this book, he brings to our attention the desires and heart of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, concerning ourselves, our desolateness, and finally, how to go on onto Spiritual Maturity. So deep is this book that a person must have the revelation of Christ, His suffering and pain, and His ultimate glory, in order to appreciate what T. Austin-Sparks is saying. This is not a book to be read speedily, but to be considered carefully in prayer, lest we miss any of the incredible truth that is endowed in these pages. May the Lord bless you richly as you humble yourself and partake of His great blessings.

Activating Your Spiritual Senses

Activating Your Spiritual Senses
Author: Jerame Nelson
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0984968717
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Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Living at His Feet Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Activating your Spiritual Senses Back cover jacket: Activating your spiritual senses will enable you to experience the realm of heaven on earth more consistently and vividly. What does it mean you smell the aroma of Christ in a room? When the touch of the Lord comes, what happens? This book reveals deep spiritual insights that will quicken your spiritual senses and enable you to tune into the audible voice of the Lord and begin to see with new eyes. Jerame gives us an ability to see and feel, to taste and smell the very nature of God. Its time to believe for John 10:10 the Abundantly full life, which I will apply in context to this book as this: We need to be open to have a full sensual experience that we might fully understand the Christ who is dwelling within us and the atmosphere that this dwelling causes around us. -Shawn Bolz Senior Pastor of Expression58 in Los Angeles, California

Awaken Your Senses

Awaken Your Senses
Author: J. Brent Bill,Beth A. Booram
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780830869602
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Release: 2012-01-20
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perhaps you've been missing out. God has given us five senses and a brain with two sides. Yet we often approach God in one way only: through words that are analyzed and processed logically in our left brain. The right brain, however, is the creative, intuitive center--the place that connects most to our seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and hearing, and that roots experiences in our hearts in transforming ways. In Awaken Your Senses, longtime ministers Beth Booram and Brent Bill invite you to engage your right brain in your faith through sensory spiritual practices that position your heart for divine encounter. Readings and a variety of exercises that utilize your whole body lead you to experience God in new ways by tasting chocolate, words, matzoh, Scripture, forgiveness seeing the moon, wisdom, art, glory, your best self touching others, stones, prayers, rubble, Jesus hearing silence, music, pain, footsteps, the Spirit, the news smelling gardenias, life, salty air, home, healing oil, coffee Teaching you to pay attention in love to your surroundings, Booram and Bill will help you open your eyes and ears and nose to a sensuous faith--one in which God can be experienced each day as we live and move and have our being. So whether you're weary, stuck, struggling, growing or on information-overload, the exercises and reflections offered here can bring refreshment--a cold drink of water, a gentle breeze--to your soul. Come experience God with all of who you are, and discover more of who he is.

An Uncommon Sense

An Uncommon Sense
Author: Joe LoMusio
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781973652632
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Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Oh Taste and See that the LORD is Good!” David’s ancient declaration in Psalm34:8 can have profound implications for us today. His reference to two of our five natural senses opens the door to a study of unique proportions. Think of it? Not only these two senses, but all five our physical senses in the Bible have spiritual depth and understanding. They cry out to us to explore them and learn their meaning. An Un-Common Sense is just such a study! This book will probe the depths of our five physical senses... Tasting... Seeing... Hearing... Smelling... Touching... And then seek to understand how these God-giving physical dynamics translate into our spiritual lives. Added to these five will also be a much-needed look at what could be called our “sixth sense” – the Spirit sense. In many respects it is the most remarkable one of all! It is what makes the other five work in the spiritual realm. Join author, pastor, and educator, Joe LoMusio on a journey engaging what David challenges us to do! Taste and See... have Ears to hear... share the Aroma of Christ... and Touch the hem of His garment!

The Spiritual Senses

The Spiritual Senses
Author: Paul L. Gavrilyuk,Sarah Coakley
Pages: 338
ISBN: 0521769205
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Release: 2011-11-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is it possible to see, hear, touch, smell and taste God? How do we understand the biblical promise that the 'pure in heart' will 'see God'? Christian thinkers as diverse as Origen of Alexandria, Bonaventure, Jonathan Edwards and Hans Urs von Balthasar have all approached these questions in distinctive ways by appealing to the concept of the 'spiritual senses'. In focusing on the Christian tradition of the 'spiritual senses', this book discusses how these senses relate to the physical senses and the body, and analyzes their relationship to mind, heart, emotions, will, desire and judgement. The contributors illuminate the different ways in which classic Christian authors have treated this topic, and indicate the epistemological and spiritual import of these understandings. The concept of the 'spiritual senses' is thereby importantly recovered for contemporary theological anthropology and philosophy of religion.

Developing Your Five Spiritual Senses See Hear Smell Taste Feel the Invisible World Around You

Developing Your Five Spiritual Senses  See  Hear  Smell  Taste   Feel the Invisible World Around You
Author: Patricia King
Pages: 98
ISBN: 1621661482
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Release: 2014-09
Editor: XP Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Just as He gave us five natural senses, God also created us with five spiritual senses. In these lessons, Patricia King helps you cultivate your spiritual senses and mentors you in how to see, hear, feel, taste and smell more of the supernatural realm that is all around you. This course is not just about acquiring knowledge, it is meant to be a doorway to encounters that will answer the cry of your heart to know Him and His Kingdom more fully and intimately.

Heaven Is Now

Heaven Is Now
Author: Andrew Farley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781441235824
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Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if heaven wasn't just meant to be experienced after we die? What if heaven can be enjoyed here on earth--right now? Bestselling author Andrew Farley shows us how to take in the beauty of heaven no matter what our circumstances. With insight firmly rooted in the reality of pain and suffering, Andrew assures readers that heaven is not some pie-in-the-sky dream for the future--it is now. He shows us how to awaken our five spiritual senses in order to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the grace of heaven, even in the midst of trouble here on earth. He says the heaven we can experience in this life lies within us, far beyond the reach of the world--but well within our grasp.

Perceiving God

Perceiving God
Author: William P. Alston
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780801471247
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Release: 2014-01-24
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this clear and provocative account of the epistemology of religious experience, William P. Alston argues that the perception of God—his term for direct experiential awareness of God—makes a major contribution to the grounds of religious belief. Surveying the variety of reported direct experiences of God, Alston demonstrates that a person can be justified in holding certain beliefs about God on the basis of mystical experience.

The Spiritual Senses

The Spiritual Senses
Author: Thomas Keating
Pages: 8
ISBN: 9781590565131
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Release: 2015-03-25
Editor: Lantern Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Taken from the Contemplative Outreach newsletter, these writings expand on Thomas Keating's thoughts on the spiritual senses.

Knowing God by Experience

Knowing God by Experience
Author: Boyd Taylor Coolman
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9780813213682
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Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: CUA Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book, the first English-language monograph on William of Auxerre, traces the motif of the spiritual senses through his Summa Aurea, using it as an illuminating and unifying lens through which to appreciate his theology

The Spiritual Senses in the Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola

The Spiritual Senses in the Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola
Author: Stephen J. Corder
Pages: 166
ISBN: OCLC:53005290
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sensory Reflections

Sensory Reflections
Author: Fiona Griffiths,Kathryn Starkey
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9783110563443
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Release: 2018-10-22
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume draws on emerging scholarship at the intersection of two already vibrant fields: medieval material culture and medieval sensory experience. The rich potential of medieval matter (most obviously manuscripts and visual imagery, but also liturgical objects, coins, textiles, architecture, graves, etc.) to complement and even transcend purely textual sources is by now well established in medieval scholarship across the disciplines. So, too, attention to medieval sensory experiences—most prominently emotion—has transformed our understanding of medieval religious life and spirituality, violence, power, and authority, friendship, and constructions of both the self and the other. Our purpose in this volume is to draw the two approaches together, plumbing medieval material sources for traces of sensory experience - above all ephemeral and physical experiences that, unlike emotion, are rarely fully described or articulated in texts.

Taste See

Taste   See
Author: Tim Dearborn
Pages: 137
ISBN: 0830819851
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Release: 1996
Editor: Intervarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dearborn suggests that we won't be satisfied until we learn to encounter God--not just our own self-made, self-oriented culture--through our senses. Turning to Scripture and drawing on his own experiences, he reminds us that God wants to be known to us through our thoughts, beliefs, emotions and our senses. This is a reader's guide to a richer relationship with God--Creator and Savior of our senses as well as our souls.

Powers and Submissions

Powers and Submissions
Author: Sarah Coakley
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780470692684
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Release: 2008-04-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book Sarah Coakley confronts a central paradox of theological feminism - what she terms 'the paradox of power and vulnerability'. Confronts a central paradox of theological feminism – what Coakley terms 'paradox of power and vulnerability'. Explores this issue through the perspective of spiritual practice, philosophical enquiry and doctrinal analysis. Draws together an essential collection of Sarah Coakley's work in this field. Offers an original perspective into contemporary feminist theology.

God Encounters

God Encounters
Author: James W. Goll,Michal Ann Goll
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780768499537
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Release: 2011-07-28
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

GOD ENCOUNTERS ARE FOR EVERYONE! Every sincere seeker of the Lord can have God encounters! Journey with James and Michal Ann Goll as they share how they discovered a lifestyle of God encounters. You will enjoy a new depth of fellowship with God as you find yourself enjoying a new and refreshing intimacy with your Lord; an intimacy that brings the most powerful deliverance and healing in your life. You will see how God's tangible presence will: Free you from guilt Free you from bitterness and fear Heal you from pain of the past Open your heart to hear and respond to God like never before. Jim and Michal Ann Goll are seasoned prophets, recognized internationally for their work. Their exhaustive research on this topic, endlessly backed up by Scripture, is evident throughout this book. God Encounters is an excellent primer on how to move into deeper realms of the prophetic and supernatural as well how to reap the benefits of God encounters.

Seeing in the Spirit

Seeing in the Spirit
Author: Douglas T Tews
Pages: 140
ISBN: 1078458375
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book clearly leads Christians in the activation and use of their spiritual eyes and senses. It demystifies what seeing in the spirit actually is and examines important related issues such as: - Revealing the important connection between holiness and seeing clearly.-. Explaining the role and importance of godly discernment.

Praying with the Senses

Praying with the Senses
Author: Vlad Naumescu,Jeffers Engelhardt
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9780253031679
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Release: 2017-12-15
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How do people experience spirituality through what they see, hear, touch, and smell? Sonja Luehrmann and an international group of scholars assess how sensory experience shapes prayer and ritual practice among Eastern Orthodox Christians. Prayer, even when performed privately, is considered as a shared experience and act that links individuals and personal beliefs with a broader, institutional, or imagined faith community. It engages with material, visual, and aural culture including icons, relics, candles, pilgrimage, bells, and architectural spaces. Whether touching upon the use of icons in the age of digital and electronic media, the impact of Facebook on prayer in Ethiopia, or the implications of praying using recordings, amplifiers, and loudspeakers, these timely essays present a sophisticated overview of the history of Eastern Orthodox Christianities. Taken as a whole they reveal prayer as a dynamic phenomenon in the devotional and ritual lives of Eastern Orthodox believers across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.

The Spiritual Senses

The Spiritual Senses
Author: Paul L. Gavrilyuk
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1139185519
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Is it possible to see, hear, touch, smell and taste God? How do we understand the biblical promise that the 'pure in heart' will 'see God'? Christian thinkers as diverse as Origen of Alexandria, Bonaventure, Jonathan Edwards and Hans Urs von Balthasar have all approached these questions in distinctive ways by appealing to the concept of the 'spiritual senses'. In focusing on the Christian tradition of the 'spiritual senses', this book discusses how these senses relate to the physical senses and the body, and analyzes their relationship to mind, heart, emotions, will, desire and judgement. The contributors illuminate the different ways in which classic Christian authors have treated this topic, and indicate the epistemological and spiritual import of these understandings. The concept of the 'spiritual senses' is thereby importantly recovered for contemporary theological anthropology and philosophy of religion"--