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The Art of Listening in the Early Church$
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Carol Harrison

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199641437

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.001.0001

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Listening in Cultural Context

Listening in Cultural Context

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The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Carol Harrison

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines early Christian auditory culture by first discussing the work of modern cultural anthropologists and then by using it as a frame discusses Greco–Roman attitudes to the senses and sense perception. Christian attitudes are considered against this background and are shown to be double edged: the senses were understood both as a cause of the Fall and the means of salvation.

Keywords:   sense perception, auditory culture, sight, hearing, Fall, corporeal, spiritual senses, inner word

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