American Sanctuary: Understanding Sacred Spaces

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Louis P. Nelson
Indiana University Press, 14 mars 2006 - 296 pages

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 religious life; the impact of contemporary issues on Catholic church architecture; the impact of globalization on the construction of traditional sacred spaces; the urban practice of Jewish space; nature worship and Central Park in New York; the mezuzah and domestic sacred space; and, finally, the spiritual aspects of African American yard art.

 

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Introduction
I Inscription
7
2 New England Orthodoxy and the Language of the Sacred
9
The Design of Sacred Space in New Yorks Central Park
29
4 The Urban Practice of Jewish Space
57
II Identity
79
Recent African American Yard Shows
81
The Sri Siva Vishnu and Murugan Temples in Metropolitan Washington DC
95
Anglican Constructions of the Sacred
149
American Judaism and Constructions of Domestic Sacred Space
174
Memorial Architecture and the Struggle for Meaning
195
IV Toward a Method
215
A Method for Focusing on Religious Meaning
220
Select Bibliography
237
Contributors
255
Index
257

Challenges for Contemporary Catholic Church Architecture
120
III Instability
147

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À propos de l'auteur (2006)

Louis P. Nelson is Assistant Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia. He is author of Pulpits, Piety, and Power: Anglican Architecture and Material Culture in Colonial South Carolina (forthcoming).

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