Water: A Spiritual History ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Bradley

Water: A Spiritual History

Bloomsbury Continuum
Publication date: November 2012
ISBN: 9781441167675
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$22.99
Our price:
$21.99

You save: $1.00 (4%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Water has long been associated with the magical, the mysterious and the divine.

From sacred springs to holy wells, and from hydropathic cures and temperance reform to the modern spa, Ian Bradley explores how waterÂ’s creative, health-giving and restorative powers have been conceived, worshipped and marketed in an essentially spiritual way.

In pre-Christian times, springs and rivers were seen as the dwelling places of deities with magical life-giving and curative powers, associated especially with the feminine and with ritual cleansing and rebirth. With the coming of Christianity, water was incorporated into Christian ritual and tradition through baptism and the cult of holy wells. From the 16th century onwards, the benefits of water came to be seen more in terms of therapeutic healing than the miraculous. Through the development of drinking and bathing cures, spas and hydrotherapy, a more scientific but still essentially spiritual understanding of the curative properties of water was developed. By the eighteenth century, spas and watering places had acquired their own enchanted and mysterious qualities, in many ways taking the place of medieval pilgrim shrines. Now, a new, more hedonistic kind of pilgrim comes to modern spas to experience a potent post-modern elixir of self-oriented well-being.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Water: A Spiritual History ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
10145 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Water: A Spiritual History ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Bradley
Bloomsbury Continuum, November 2012
ISBN: 9781441167675
EAN:  9781441167675
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $22.99 eBook price: $21.99
Water: A Spiritual History PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Bradley
Bloomsbury Continuum, November 2012
ISBN: 9781441177735
EAN:  9781441177735
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $22.99 eBook price: $21.99
Other books by Ian Bradley
Matrices and Society: Matrix Algebra and Its Applications in the Social Sciences PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Bradley
Matrices and Society: Matrix Algebra and Its Applications in the Social Sciences
Ian Bradley & Ronald L. Meek
Princeton University Press, July 2014
ISBN: 9780691610207
Format: PDF
List Price: $38.50 Our price: $36.99
Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers: The Sacred Music of Arthur Sullivan ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Bradley
Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers: The Sacred Music of Arthur Sullivan
Ian Bradley
SCM Press, July 2013
ISBN: 9780334044215
Format: ePub
List Price: $40.00 Our price: $37.99
God Save the Queen: The Spiritual Heart of the Monarchy PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Bradley
God Save the Queen: The Spiritual Heart of the Monarchy
Ian Bradley
Continuum, March 2012
ISBN: 9781441193674
Format: PDF
List Price: $20.99 Our price: $19.99
Grace, Order, Openness and Diversity: Reclaiming Liberal Theology PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Bradley
Grace, Order, Openness and Diversity: Reclaiming Liberal Theology
Ian Bradley
T & T Clark International, March 2010
ISBN: 9780567268907
Format: PDF
List Price: $27.99 Our price: $26.99
Recently Viewed Products