Chapter

Widening the Perspective

David Brown

in God and Enchantment of Place

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271986
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602801 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271984.003.0008
Widening the Perspective

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Although earlier chapters had occasional examples from a non-Christian context, here deeper presumptions are made explicit - that the generosity of God means that the divine is experienced through the material much more widely. Hindu temples and Muslim mosques are examined and sympathetic treatment is argued for both. The mediatorial character of gardens is conspicuous in Islam’s Paradise gardens and in Zen rock gardens. If modern sport might initially seem at the opposite extreme to the attitude evinced in the ancient Olympic Games, it is suggested otherwise by the exploration here of the...

Keywords: gardens; sport; film; Hinduism; Islam; Zen; mosques; religious architecture

Chapter.  23713 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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