How do you bring "sensual religion" to an online course? S. Brent Plate shares his experience of creating his first MOOC--Massive Open Online Course--based on his book A History of Religion in 5-1/2 Objects.
A young student of capoeira struggles to keep up until he realizes that drumbeats not only guide his movements, but also “knit us into the cosmic fabric of the universe, into the social fabric of families. . .and into the rich textures of religious traditions.”
A young writer discovers the power and spiritual significance humans have always applied to stones.
S. Brent Plate, author of A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, investigates why bread has grown to be so central in spiritual practice.