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Religious Architecture

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ISBN: 9789089645111 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_456162 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Architecture
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Religious Architecture: Anthropological Perspectives develops an anthropological perspective on modern religious architecture, including mosques, churches and synagogues. Borrowing from a range of theoretical perspectives on space-making and material religion, this volume looks at how religious buildings take their place in opposition to the secular surroundings, how they, as evocations of the sublime, help believers to move beyond the boundaries of modern subjectivity, and how they, in their common sense definition, function as community centers in urban daily life. The volume includes contributions from a range of anthropologists working in the UK, Mali, Brazil, Spain and Italy.

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architecture --- religion

Gods huis in de steigers

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ISBN: 9789462982895 9789048533589 Year: Pages: 272 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Architecture
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In this book three anthropologists explore contemporary religious architecture and they develop an original vision on the religious landscape in the Netherlands and Europe. Mosques, synagogues and churches do not only facilitate and symbolize religion, the intimate relationship we have with these buildings touches the essence of what religion is today - in both a positive and a negative sense. 

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