Sacred ritual is a fundamental element in most religions. All of the senses can be involved, as existential beauty is expressed in different forms. The eloquence of sermons or the written moral precepts of great philosophers can powerfully affect the human psyche. The most inspiring composers, artists and even architects have also contributed their interpretations of the great religions over the centuries, and these messages, entering the mind via the senses, can affect parts of the soul that mere words cannot reach.

In addition to the unquantifiable riches of art, music and philosophy, the Christian ...


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