Religion, Culture, and Sacred Space

Authors: Smith, M.

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Religion, Culture, and Sacred Spaces is a comparative exploration into the nature of the human relationship to physical space advancing the startling thesis that the human capacity for narrative and identity imbues landscapes with meaning and sacredness.

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MARTYN SMITH is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Lawrence University, USA. 

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"Smith has produced a fascinating study of narratives that center on sacred places. Through a deeply layered reading of texts, stories, and narratives he shows how places are associated with, are imbued, and transformed by the memories, histories, and constructed identities of religious groups. His study, besides being of value to scholars of literature and narrative, will appeal to those interested in how places come to be regarded as sacred places, and to those interested in debates about the nature of the sacred and how it may be produced; it will also appeal to scholars of pilgrimage, who will find in his excavation of the narratives associated with specific places, much to aid them in their understanding of how places not only attract visitors but, crucially, how the narratives of place shape and frame the ways in which such places are seen and experienced by pilgrims." - Ian Reader, University of Manchester


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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion, Culture, and Sacred Space
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Martyn Smith
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61617-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230616172
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60830-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37514-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 184
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