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dc.contributor.authorVenable, Hannah ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-5339-212X )
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-30T15:46:45Z
dc.date.available2021-07-30T15:46:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-03
dc.identifier.citationVenable, H. (2021). The weight of bodily presence in art and liturgy. Religions, 12(3), 164.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2077-1444
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/14138
dc.description.abstractThis essay addresses the question of virtual church, particularly on whether or not liturgy can be done virtually. We will approach our subject from a somewhat unusual perspective by looking to types of aesthetic experiences which we have been doing “virtually” for a long time. By exploring how we experience art in virtual and physical contexts, we gain insight into the corresponding experiences in liturgical practices. Drawing on Mikel Dufrenne, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Gabriel Marcel, I first examine the importance of the body when we experience “presence” in aesthetic environments. Next, I consider the weight of the body in experiences of presence in liturgical practices, both in person and virtual, guided again by Gabriel Marcel as well as Bruce Ellis Benson, Emmanuel Falque, Christina Gschwandtner and Éric Palazzo. Through these reflections, I argue that what art teaches us about the significance of the physical closeness of the human applies to the practice of liturgy and that, while unexpected benefits will surface in virtual settings, nothing replaces the powerful experiences that arise when the body is physically present.en_US
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dc.format.extent14 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.sourceReligions, 2021, Vol. 12, No. 3, Article 164.
dc.subjectArten_US
dc.subjectLiturgyen_US
dc.subjectBodyen_US
dc.subjectPresenceen_US
dc.subjectChurchen_US
dc.subjectVirtualen_US
dc.subjectAestheticsen_US
dc.subjectDigitalen_US
dc.titleThe Weight of Bodily Presence in Art and Liturgyen_US
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txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2021 The Author.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/rel12030164
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons License
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dc.description.departmentPhilosophy


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