Synopses & Reviews
"What makes us open to mystery, to glimpses of the Transcendent in our daily lives? The power of the imagination, according to Sandra Levy - a power that has been seriously depleted in today's postmodern culture. To address and redress this deficit, Levy explores how the imagination expresses itself - through ritual, music, poetry, art, story - and focuses on specific practices that can exercise and enrich our spiritual capacity, thus opening us up to divine encounter. Imagination and the Journey of Faith will speak to all readers, whether religious believers or not, who wish to strengthen and deepen the imaginative power of their spiritual lives."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents
Introduction : why imagination matters in the journey of faith -- Section I. Meeting God in ritual -- Meeting God in poetry and visual art : the power of metaphor and symbol -- Meeting God in the story told : sacred and secular narratives -- Coda : criteria for truth -- Section II. Introduction : the development of the imaginative mind -- Exercising the imagination : practices in the home -- Exercising the imagination : practices in communities and churches -- Concluding thoughts : the imagination and the making of meaning -- Appendix : practical resources.