Sensual Religion: Religion and the Five Senses


Our edited volume Sensual Religion came out in November 2018. 

Each of the five ‘traditional’ senses – vision, hearing, taste, touch and smell – is covered by two chapters, the first historical and the second contemporary. The historical discussions focus on the sensuality of religion in ancient Greece, Samaria, Rome and Byzantium — including reflections on their value for understanding other historical and contemporary contexts. Chapters with a contemporary focus engage with Chinese, African-Brazilian, Sikh, First Nations and Métis, and Spanish Catholic religious lives and activities.

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