The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery and Meaning in an Ordinary Church

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Penguin, 2002 - Christian art and symbolism - 322 pages
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As Margaret Vissar took a walk around a small church in Rome, she found herself in the midst of a fascinating story about a building and how it came to be there. The 7th-century church of St Agnes is a constant memorial to a young girl, raped and murdered, whose body lies in the catacombs beneath. In this book, Vissar opens up the spiritual, cultural and historical riches that St Agnes - or any church - has to offer. As she explores the small consecrated space, she goes beyond factual explanations to delve into the significance of the objects, ancient and modern, magnificent and commonplace, that are found there.

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Review: The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in an Ordinary Church

User Review  - Dwight Penas - Goodreads

This is a sublime book. I don't know how to categorize it to friends. It is a classicist "reading" an ancient building. But this book is an intricate web of history, etymology, architecture, theology ... Read full review

Review: The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in an Ordinary Church

User Review  - julie - Goodreads

i love visser's books about food, but this church book was just a bit much for me. since i'm getting old and life is short, i didn't finish it. Read full review

Contents

Threshold
7
Narthex and Ground Plan
27
Nave
47
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Margaret Visser is the author of three previous books: "Much Depends on Dinner", "Rituals of Dinner", & "The Way We Are". She lives in Barcelona.

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