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Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Mark R. Wynn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book considers some of the ways in which particular places can acquire special religious significance, as sites for prayer or other kinds of devotional activity, and how knowledge of place ... More


Memorials, Sacred Places, and Memory

John Paul Eberhard

in Brain Landscape: The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195331721
eISBN:
9780199864058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331721.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter is devoted to how the brain/mind responds to human views of the sacred, including a discussion of the architecture of sacred places and religious buildings. It describes memorials in ... More


Sācred Objects ānd Plāces

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Mythology is naturally permeated by sacred objects and places. Symbols provide the language through which a human being may transcend the individual and participate in the universal. This chapter ... More


in the House of the Lord

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter studies the role places of worship play in American spirituality. It considers the extent to which U.S. culture associates spirituality with the idea of inhabiting a space that has been ... More


Religion as Spirituality: Sacred Lands

Michael D. McNally

in Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691190907
eISBN:
9780691201511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190907.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the failure in the courts of Native appeals to religious freedom protections for sacred lands, and it extends the previous chapter's analysis of the reception of Native claims ... More


The Mountain

David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler

in Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481760
eISBN:
9780226484983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484983.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter compares how Huashan, one of the five sacred peaks of classical China, is a source of enchanting experiences for both the Dream Trippers and the resident Daoist monks. The chapter traces ... More


Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment

Michael D. McNally

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691190907
eISBN:
9780691201511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190907.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

From North Dakota's Standing Rock encampments to Arizona's San Francisco Peaks, Native Americans have repeatedly asserted legal rights to religious freedom to protect their sacred places, practices, ... More


The Roman Impact: Temples, Statues and Inscriptions

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides a brief overview of the Roman conquest of Britain and discusses the impact of Roman culture and various aspects of Roman rule. It the also examines some of the problems involved ... More


Sacred Place, Worship, and Music

Douglas J. Davies

in Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199551538
eISBN:
9780191806537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One existential paradox implicit in the power-driving revelation and the spirit worlds of Chapter 8 lies in the curious fact that humans not only settle geographical domains but create imaginary ... More


The Materials of Rituals: Female Magical Objects, Female Sensation

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Materials and objects representing female saints and images are scattered all around the shrines the author visited. This chapter concentrates on these sacred objects and analyzes the structure and ... More


Place: Rituals as Land Claiming

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, the author adds a theory of place to the analysis of female ritualistic experience and materiality of sacredness. Place is basic in the ritual, as the experience is always shaped and ... More


Creating sacred places in the landscape

Helen Gittos

in Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199270903
eISBN:
9780191804304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199270903.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how places were established as sacred through miracle, revelation, transformation, or consecration. It analyses Goscelin of Saint-Bertin's story about Saint Mildrith and ... More


Trapdoor to the Transcendent

Thomas F. Gieryn

in Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561950
eISBN:
9780226562001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562001.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Since medieval times, pilgrims have walked for a month through the plains and mountains of northern Spain, on the Way of St. James that culminates at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The ... More


Land and Medicine

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explicates the various narrative strands of Native American healing chants or medicine texts (the author's coinage) and concentrates on the particular strands that feature ancient tribal ... More


Dualism and Worldview among the Ch′orti′ Maya

Kerry M. Hull

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines worldview and dualism among Ch'orti' Maya. It discusses data from Ch'orti' Maya ritual text and argues for an underlying dual-gendered ideology that pervades both the sacred and ... More


Fences and Walls: A Not-So-Final Reflection on Preservations, Prohibitions, and Places in Motion

Jacob N. Kinnard

in Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359653
eISBN:
9780199359691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Drawing on the metaphor of a wall or fence, this concluding chapter argues that places are fundamentally fluid things, as are the religious identities of those who claim them and make them ... More


Secrets Under the Skin: They Brought the Essence of Africa

Jill Flanders Crosby, Melba Nuñez Isalbe, Susan Matthews, and Roberto Pedroso García (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jill Flanders Crosby illuminates the attachment to African ancestry in two small towns of Matanzas province in Cuba of adherents of Arará, a religion descended from the Ewe and Fon of ... More


Sacred places and spaces

Maijastina Kahlos

in Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190067250
eISBN:
9780190067281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067250.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses not only the rivalry between Christians, pagans, and Jews in regard to sacred places and spaces, but also how these were shared. Even though many groups maintained the ... More


The Experience: Body Rituals

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter the author analyzes the ritualistic inner experience in female sacred places. The author shows the centrality of the body and the “ritual of the body in motion.” As mentioned in the ... More


Introduction

Helen Gittos

in Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199270903
eISBN:
9780191804304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199270903.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the puzzling aspects of Anglo-Saxon sacred architecture. It analyses how sacred places were created, reasons for the ... More


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