chapter  21
For your eyes only? The magic touch of relics: Jan Geisbusch
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Seeing and touching – as well as hearing, tasting, and smelling, though these are not our focus – represent complementing, but more often competing, modes of sensory experience. This chapter argues that they are implicated in broader issues over the development of a Western subject, its agency within the world, and, more specifi c to the topic, how it has conceptualised the sacred.