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The Power of Imagination

Bernard Cooke

in Power and the Spirit of God

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195174519
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835119 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174518.003.0010
 The Power of Imagination

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Underlying humans’ creativity and their ability to plan the future is the power of imagination. Situated between thought and affectivity and involving both, the human imagination has power to shape humans’ lives in new and unexpected ways. Link of images to emotions, insights, decision and action. Religious problem of images of the divine, and the response of iconoclasm. Basic role of human bodiliness in imagination and in divine revelation.

Keywords: bodiliness; emotions; iconoclasm; images; imagination

Chapter.  3713 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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