Enchantment

Wonder in Modern Life

Patrick Curry

Price:
£20.00
Availability:
Not yet published - due 17 Oct 2019

Quick Look

  • Explores the profound human experience of enchantment, and discusses how it plays out in a wide range of contexts
  • Argues that modernist attempts to undermine or dismiss enchantment as a delusion are not only misguided but dangerous
  • Patrick Curry has lectured widely on religious studies, cosmology and astronomy at the Universities of Kent and Bath Spa

This unique book explores how enchantment plays out in a wide range of contexts – in love, art, religion and learning, in food and drink, and perhaps most significantly in our relationship with the natural world.

Format:
paperback
Size:
234 x 156 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Philosophy of Human Life; Mind, Body, Spirit
Extent:
304 pages
ISBN:
9781782506096
Publication date:
17 Oct 2019

Description

Enchantment is a profound human experience. When we encounter wonder, awe or amazement, that is enchantment. Enchantment can reveal profound truths, lead to deep values and become central to a life well-lived.

This unique book explores how enchantment plays out in a wide range of contexts -- in love, art, religion and learning, in food and drink, and perhaps most significantly in our relationship with the natural world.

Patrick Curry argues that modernist attempts to undermine or dismiss enchantment as a delusion are not only misguided but dangerous, potentially leading to a disengagement with our world that could have disastrous consequences for our future on this planet.

Reviews

'Understanding begins -- and ends -- in wonder. This book articulates simply, and in a personal and unpretentious manner, an urgently needed defence of wonder as indispensable to a true perception and just appreciation of the world. We neglect its message at our peril.'
-- Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary

Author

Dr Patrick Curry was born in Canada and has lived in London for over forty years. He has lectured widely on religious studies, cosmology and astronomy at the Universities of Kent and Bath Spa. He is the author of several books, including Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity and Ecological Ethics.

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