Jean Holm, John Bowker
Bloomsbury Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 200 pages
This book explores the function of buildings for worship, shrines and pilgrimage centers, and the part they play in the lives of individuals and the community, while also recognizing that "sacred place" is not defined as architectural buildings.
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