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Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

David Morgan


This book builds on the author’s previous groundbreaking work to offer this new, systematically integrated theory of the study of religion as visual culture. Providing key tools for scholars across disciplines studying the materiality of religions, the author gives an accessibly written theoretical overview including case studies of the ways seeing is related to touching, hearing, feeling, and such ephemeral experiences as dreams, imagination, and visions. The case studies explore both the high and low of religious visual culture: Catholic traditions of the erotic Sacred Heart of Jesus, the un ... More

Keywords: religion, visual culture, touching, hearing, feeling, dreams, imagination, visions, Catholic traditions, religious images

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520272224
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520272224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Morgan, author
Duke University