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Symbols of the Sacred

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Symbols of the Sacred gathers four classic essays by Louis Dupre on the role of symbols in our understanding of the sacred and on their fundamental importance to religious consciousness. A leading philosopher of religion, Dupre here discusses the nature of religious symbols, the importance of language for capturing symbolic meaning, the ancient link between art and ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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James
A good number of book reviews tell you more about the reviewer than they do about the book. This is one such review and the 3 stars should not make you think that this is a middle of the road sort of book. It may well be fabulous, but as it was written by one of the greatest philosophers of religion in the 20th century and employs highly technical language, it is of limited use to me. This is Kantian idealism applied to the realm of religious symbolism.

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The chapter on religious language is pure brilliance. Articulated many of the thoughts I've had for years, but been unable to convey.
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Louis Dupre is a Catholic phenomenologist and religious philosopher. He was the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor in Yale University's religious studies department from 1973 to 1998, after which he became Professor Emeritus.[1] His work generally attempts to tie the modern age more closely to medieval and classical thought, finding precursors to Enlightenment and Reformation events that were naively ...more
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