History and Presence, Paperback Book

History and Presence Paperback


The unseeing of the gods was a requirement of Western modernity.

Beginning with sixteenth-century debates over Christ's real presence in the host, Robert Orsi imagines an alternative.

He urges us to withhold from absence the prestige modernity encourages and instead to approach contemporary religion and history with the gods fully present.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 16 halftones
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of religion
  • ISBN: 9780674984592

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