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Imagination and the journey of faith

Sandra M. Levy

Imagination and the journey of faith

by Sandra M. Levy

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Published by William B. Eerdmans Pub. in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Imagination -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Faith

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementSandra M. Levy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR115.I6 L48 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16796541M
    ISBN 109780802863010
    LC Control Number2008015559
    OCLC/WorldCa225532893

      The act of faith is very much like how imagination works, in that we are looking beyond what is in front of us. We aren’t looking with our natural eyes, but with our spiritual eyes. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews   Sandra Levy's book, Imagination and the Journey of Faith, stands in an Anglican tradition that has boldly proclaimed this truth for generations. This work is aimed primarily at introducing readers to the relationship between faith and the imagination as it operates in one direction, namely, that of how a well exercised and disciplined imagination can enlarge and animate the journey of faith.

    The imagination ­doesn’t ask our permission as it traverses perceptions and meanings. That imaginative activities are at the heart of faith is a challenge to all of us, wherever we might be on the theological spectrum. It’s a reminder that ultimately faith is the work of the spirit, and it’s through the spirit that transformation happens. Faith is an act of the a healthy, vibrant imagination is crucial to the Christian life. You will likely disagree with these statements if you associate the imagination with.

      Imagination increases after your mind has been exposed to a problem and it is at play. I took a college graphic design class in which my professor presented many problems to us. He asked us to render a large object, small; to reproduce musical notes in artwork without using the notes, and to make a brown paper bag into a piece of art. Imagination visualizes what faith knows to be true. If imagination is a kite, factual faith is the string connecting it to its handler. Hebrews says, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” (NLT) So it’s faith that calls us to imagine, but to imagine with.


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Eerdmans Publishing Co., ) was a labor of love, reflecting my long-standing interest – both as a psychologist and as a theologian – in the imagination as our power to create new meaning and as the opening through which we can encounter the Divine.

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Publishing Company. Imagination and the Journey of Faith will speak to both those outside of a religious tradition and those in faith communities who wish to strengthen and deepen the imaginative power of their spiritual lives.

Jerome W. Berryman, Center for the Theology of Childhood, Godly Play Foundation. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction: why imagination matters in the journey of faith --Section I.

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