Senses, Religion, and Religious Encounter: Literature Review and Research Perspectives

Keywords: senses, taste, olfaction, smell, touch, visual, hearing, grammar, language

Abstract

An overview of the senses in the study of religion and religious encounter is provided, along with reflections on the ways in which various specific senses were imagined to serve as modes of communication between human beings and between humans and transcendent beings. How the individual case studies collected in this volume inform such a project and further research on religion, the senses, and the role of the senses in religious encounter is a core concern of this introductory essay. We end by suggesting new directions for additional research for an integrated and systematic examination of how senses shape and are used in human encounters with the transcendent and the (human) religious Other.

Published
2019-12-17
How to Cite
Cuffel, A., Di Giacinto, L., & Krech, V. (2019). Senses, Religion, and Religious Encounter: Literature Review and Research Perspectives. Entangled Religions, 10. https://doi.org/10.13154/er.10.2019.8407