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American sanctuary : understanding sacred spaces

Author: Louis P Nelson
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines a diverse set of spaces and buildings seen through the lens of popular practice and belief to shed light on the complexities of sacred space in America. Contributors explore how dedication sermons document shifting understandings of the meetinghouse in early 19th-century Connecticut; the changes in evangelical church architecture during the same century and what that tells us about evangelical  Read more...
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American sanctuary.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005020158
(OCoLC)61123048
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis P Nelson
ISBN: 9780253111968 025311196X 1433708442 9781433708442
OCLC Number: 145748209
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 280 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: New England orthodoxy and the language of the sacred / Gretchen Buggeln --
God in Gotham : the design of sacred space in New York's Central Park / Paula A. Mohr --
The urban practice of Jewish space / Jennifer Cousineau --
Salvage/salvation : recent African American yard shows / John Beardsley --
Spaces for a new public presence : the Sri Siva Vishnu and Murugan temples in metropolitan Washington, D.C. / Joanne Punzo Waghorne --
Getting beyond Gothic : challenges for contemporary Catholic church architecture / Paula M. Kane --
Word, shape, and image : Anglican constructions of the sacred / Louis P. Nelson --
The mezuzah : American Judaism and constructions of domestic sacred space / Erika Meitner --
Mythic pieties of permanence : memorial architecture and the struggle for meaning / Jeffrey F. Meyer --
Reading megachurches : investigating the religious and cultural work of church architecture / Jeanne Halgren Kilde.
Responsibility: edited by Louis P. Nelson.
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