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American sanctuary : understanding sacred spaces

Publisher: Bloomington [etc.] : Indiana University Press, 2006.
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Examines a diverse set of spaces and buildings seen through the lens of practice and belief to shed light on the complexities of sacred space in America. This book explores how dedication sermons  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0253218225 9780253218223
OCLC Number: 1000566706
Notes: Met lit. opg. en index.
Description: xi, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction Louis P. Nelson I. Inscription 2. New England Orthodoxy and the Language of the Sacred Gretchen Buggeln; 3. God in Gotham: Architecture and the Design of Sacred Space in New York's Central Park Paula A. Mohr; 4. The Urban Practice of Jewish Space Jennifer Cousineau II. Identity 5. Salvage/Salvation: Recent African American Yard Shows John Beardsley; 6. Spaces for a New Public Presence: The Sri Siva Vishnu and Murugan Temples in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Joanne Punzo Waghorne; 7. Getting beyond Gothic: Challenges for Contemporary Catholic Church Architecture Paula M. Kane III. Instability 8. Word, Shape, and Image: Anglican Constructions of the Sacred Louis P. Nelson; 9. The Mezuzah: American Judaism and Constructions of Domestic Sacred Space Erika Meitner; 10. Mythic Pieties of Permanence: Memorial Architecture and the Struggle for Meaning Jeffrey F. Meyer IV. Toward a Method 11. Reading Megachurches: Investigating the Religious and Cultural Work of Church Architecture Jeanne Halgren Kilde Select Bibliography
Responsibility: ed. by Louis P. Nelson.

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