Spaces for the Sacred: Place, Memory, and Identity

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JHU Press, Jan 31, 2001 - Religion - 214 pages
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In Spaces for the Sacred, Philip Sheldrake brilliantly reveals the connection between our rootedness in the places we inhabit and the construction of our personal and religious identities. Based on the prestigious Hulsean Lectures he delivered at the University of Cambridge, Sheldrake's book examines the sacred narratives which derive from both overtly religious sites such as cathedrals, and secular ones, like the Millennium Dome, and it suggests how Christian theological and spiritual traditions may contribute creatively to current debates about place.

 

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Contents

Place in Christian Tradition
33
The Eucharist and Practising Catholic Place
64
Monasteries and Utopias
90
Transcending Places of Limit
119
RePlacing the City?
147
Notes
172
Bibliography
196
Index
209
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About the author (2001)

Philip Sheldrake is vice-principal and academic director of Sarum College, Salisbury, and honorary professor at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and visiting professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of several books, including Spirituality and History.

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