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Religion and Spatial Studies

Religious Representation in Place

Exploring Meaningful Spaces at the Intersection of the Humanities and Sciences

Editors: George, M., Pezzoli-Olgiati, D. (Eds.)

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Religious Representation in Place brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Humanities and Sciences to broaden the understanding of how religious symbols and spatial studies interact. The essays consider the relevance of religion in the experience of space, a fundamental dimension of culture and human life.

About the authors

Arnold Benz, Astronomy, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Pierre Bühler, Systematic Theology, University of Zurich, Switzerland Carla Danani, Political Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy Carl Fingerhut, Architecture, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany Franco Farinelli, Geography, Università di Bologna, Italy Mark K. George, Hebrew Bible, Iliff School of Theology, USA Monika Glavac, Study of Religion, University of Zurich, Switzerland Anna-Katharina Höpflinger, Study of Religion, University of Zurich, Switzerland Jacob N. Kinnard, Comparative Religious Though, Iliff School of Theology, USA Remo Largo, Paediatrics, Kinderspital Zurich, Switzerland Marie-Therese Mäder, Study of Religion, University of Zurich, Switzerland Christl Maier, Old Testament Studies, Universität Marburg, Germany Tommi Mendel, Study of Religion, University of Zurich, Switzerland Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, Study of Religion, University of Zurich, Switzerland S. Brent Plate, Religious Studies, Hamilton College, USA Katherine Rousseau, Theology, Philosophy, and Cultural Theory, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology, USA

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“All chapters in this rich book are solidly and carefully crafted; interconnections between them appear clear and thought-provoking in spite of the volume’s wide range of approaches. … George and Pezzoli-Olgiati provide a rich, thought provoking and highly valuable contribution to the accelerating discourse on how space/place and religion interact in an excitingly complex way.” (Sigurd Bergmann, Theologische Literaturzeitung, Vol. 141 (10), 2016)



"Addressed both to practitioners and scholars, this highly unusual and significant book opens with a theoretical exploration of space as it is interrelated to religion in generating meaning in human life. It then explores examples of meaning's emergence from these reciprocal interactions. Finally, it interrogates these phenomena through interdisciplinary essays from astrophysics, religious studies, architecture, philosophy, urban planning, psychology, art history, and hermeneutics. Here unity of thought is refracted through multiple perspectives to yield a work of high achievement and lasting value." - George Hoover, FAIA, Architect, Professor Emeritus, Architecture, University of Colorado, USA

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    George, Mark K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • How Children Develop an Understanding of Space: A Developmental Pediatric Perspective

    Largo, Remo H.

    Pages 15-22

  • Meaningless Space?: Astrophysics and Theology

    Benz, Arnold O.

    Pages 23-34

  • Faith and the Map: On the Metaphysical Nature of Visual Spatial Representation

    Farinelli, Franco

    Pages 35-45

  • Human Dwelling: A Philosophical Question Concerning Place and Space

    Danani, Carla

    Pages 47-60

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religious Representation in Place
Book Subtitle
Exploring Meaningful Spaces at the Intersection of the Humanities and Sciences
Editors
  • M. George
  • D. Pezzoli-Olgiati
Series Title
Religion and Spatial Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34268-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137342683
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37133-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47554-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 286
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