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Boredom and the religious imagination

by Michael L. Raposa

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Published by University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Boredom -- Religious aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-195) and index.

    StatementMichael L. Raposa.
    SeriesStudies in religion and culture, Studies in religion and culture (Charlottesville, Va.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL625.92 .R36 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 199 p. ;
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL39137M
    ISBN 100813918987, 0813919258
    LC Control Number99028051

      W riting a few months ago in the Guardian Review, Ursula K Le Guin said that imagination functions actively in both science and literary fantasy but "religion Author: Bill Whitson.   Imagination is the groundwork of progress. It is the blueprint of joy. Before we climb a mountain, we must be able to imagine ourselves at the peak. Before we write a book, we imagine seeing our name printed on the cover. Before we break an addiction, lose weight or get out of debt, we imagine that change as reality.

      The phenomenon known as the “Boredom Boom” was first actualized in the s, when multitudes of personal essays, books and think-pieces were penned, reacting to the shortened attention spans created by our computers, tablets and smartphones. Since then, many more books have been published about conquering the boredom bug, as scholars from philosophy, psychology, art history, Author: Jamie Rotante. The role of religious imagination in religious consciousness/ideas is a topic of interest to psychologists, theologians, religious studies scholars, and philosophers of religion. Study of religious imagination often goes together with phenomenology of religious experience, with the study of religious art, and with model-theoretic and narrative.

    boredom | ennui |. is that boredom is (uncountable) the state of being bored while ennui is a gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression (). Boredom encourages imagination and creativity When children are left to their own devices, they’re forced to be more creative and imaginative in finding ways to amuse themselves. ‘Giving them opportunities to try things of their own volition builds their sense of discovery and curiosity and helps them explore what brings them joy,’ says.


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The religious imagination is one that can recognize the emptiness of its own images; it has been brought to emptiness and silence and must proceed from there.

One can then recognize the "signs" (signs of God's will) in future experience. Boredom/acedia was once a subject of great religious interest, but recent generations have ignored it. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Boredom and the Religious Imagination (Studies in Religion and Culture) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5(1).

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These reflections are grounded in the suspicion that many people in our modern western culture who would identify themselves as “religious” are nonetheless bored with their religion; i.e., they experience private prayer and public worship as boring activities; for them questions about God’s existence and relationship to the world are relatively uninteresting; in general, their religious lives lack any real Cited by: This book offers a witty explanation of why boredom both haunts and motivates the literary imagination.

Moving from Samuel Johnson to Donald Barthelme, from Jane Austen to Anita Brookner, Spacks shows us at last how we arrived in a postmodern world where boredom is /5.

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The human imagination, one of our great gifts as a species, relies on the default mode network—daydreaming. Technology lets us wander, but in someone else’s world, through an often confused and seemingly random collection of hyperlinks, advertisements disguised as content, content disguised as journalism.

MICHAEL L. RAPOSA; BOREDOM AND THE RELIGIOUS IMAGINATION, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Volume LIII, Issue 1, 1 MarchPages 75–92, https:/Cited by: Imagination has even tried to surmount the problems by forcing boredom itself to yield interest.

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