Christian theology traditionally regards the sacramental as the polar opposite of the profane. The polarity is a memorial of contemporary desacralization, profanization, and sacralization that stands as a portal to the story of modern reality. In our liminal space, we neither de-sacralize our environs nor re-sacralize the world. The lines are blurred and our perception of spirituality is neither immanent nor transcendent.
This conference volume seeks to reply to the questions: Where does the sacred intersect with the material? What happens when they meet?
Rebecca A. Giselbrecht is Senior Teaching and Research Assistant in Practical Theology at the University of Zurich. Dr. Ralph Kunz is Professor of Practical Theology in the Theology Faculty of the University of Zurich.