Religion Only Works When it Appeals to the Senses

At The New Republic, Jenna Weissman Joselit reviews A History of Religion in 5½ Objects by S. Brent Plate. In the book, Plate writes, “To learn about religion we have to come to our senses. We are sentient beings, and religion is sensuous. The religious point is to pay attention, to feel, now.” In praising the book, Joselit remarks, “Does A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects add up to more than the sum of its five and one half parts? On balance, it does. Best savored as a collection of essays in which readers might dip in and out, this book doesn’t just alert us to the expressive power of religion. It rings true.”

Read at The New Republic

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