God & Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

David Brown

Shortlisted 2009
Published on 11 Aug 2007

This book explores the ways in which the symbolic associations of the body and what we do with it shape religious experience. A Church narrowly focused on Christ’s body wracked in pain needs to be reminded of the body, as beautiful and sexual, has also played a crucial role in the history of Christianity.

Dance was one way in which the connection was expressed. The irony is not that such a connection has gone, but that it now exists almost wholly outside the Church. This book talks about the spiritual potential of not just classical music but also pop, jazz, musicals, and opera.

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