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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Margaret Visser has one of the best stocked minds I've ever encountered. Educated as a Classics professor, she has expanded her publications to include the Colombian food exchanges, and this gem of a ... Read full review

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Taking one small church, St Agnes Outside the Walls, in Rome, as her starting point, Margaret Visser has written a fascinating and absorbing account that relates this one church to all churches, and ... Read full review


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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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