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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Luminous Moments is an idea, a way of seeing, an imaginative practice of openness to the everyday and the random. In the early twenty-first century, human beings seek new ways of constructing and comprehending ultimate meanings. For many, the revival of evolutionary thinking, along with the centenary of Darwin, is creating a new faith. Long live the prophets Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens! For others, the earth in all its beauty and its present agonies is where they seek to understand their existence. The institutions of church, mosque, temple or shrine still hold out the promise of ultimate meaning, ultimate understanding. But all around us-in popular music, film, graffiti, literature, and in the conversations we hold around these cultural forms-the sacred pervades, illuminates, teases and beckons us. Luminous Moments considers how we might open ourselves to these new forms of sacred awareness. This is what poets, musicians, artists and thinkers lead us to apprehend: that the sacred dimensions of our lives are mobile, non-judgmental, continually promising to open us out beyond ourselves. The pervasiveness of the sacred is the promise of new cultural and moral possibilities.'

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  • Contents: Chapter One; Popular Cultures/Sacredness;
    Chapter Two; Postmodern Rituals:; Contemporary Australia Responds to Bali;
    Chapter Three; The Impossible Infinite:; Les Murray, Poetry, and the Sacred;
    Chapter Four; Tim Winton: Dirt Music and Dreams of Renewal;
    Chapter Five; Forms of Memory in Post-Colonial Australia;
    Chapter Six; Sacred Exchange: Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda;
    Chapter Seven; Contemporary Sacredness: The City Poetry of; Vincent Buckley and Sam Wagan Watson;
    Chapter Eight; 'Untranscended Life Itself':; The Poetry of Pam Brown;
    Chapter Nine; The Carnal Theologies of Nick Cave
    Chapter Ten; 'It's a Hungry Home': Post-colonial Displacements, Popular Music and the Sacred;
    Chapter Eleven; Sacred Violence in the Chamberlain Case;
    Index; Acknowledgments;

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    • Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,: ATF Press , 2010 .
      Extent: xxvi, 179 pp.
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      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 9781921511950 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Sacred Landscapes Roland Boer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , September vol. 18 no. 2 2012;

— Review of Luminous Moments : The Contemporary Sacred Lyn McCredden 2010 single work criticism
Sacred Landscapes Roland Boer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , September vol. 18 no. 2 2012;

— Review of Luminous Moments : The Contemporary Sacred Lyn McCredden 2010 single work criticism
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