Landscapes of the Sacred: Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality / Edition 2

Landscapes of the Sacred: Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality / Edition 2

by Belden C. Lane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801868386

ISBN-13: 9780801868382

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This substantially expanded edition of Belden C. Lane's Landscapes of the Sacred includes a new introductory chapter that offers three new interpretive models for understanding American sacred space. Lane maintains his approach of interspersing shorter and more personal pieces among full-length essays that explore how Native American, early French and

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This substantially expanded edition of Belden C. Lane's Landscapes of the Sacred includes a new introductory chapter that offers three new interpretive models for understanding American sacred space. Lane maintains his approach of interspersing shorter and more personal pieces among full-length essays that explore how Native American, early French and Spanish, Puritan New England, and Catholic Worker traditions has each expressed the connection between spirituality and place.A new section at the end of the book includes three chapters that address methodological issues in the study of spirituality, the symbol-making process of religious experience, and the tension between place and placelessness in Christian spirituality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801868382
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
expanded edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,216,541
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents:

Preface to the Johns Hopkins Edition

Introduction: Place and Meaning in American Spirituality



Part 1: Place in American Religious Life

Chapter 1: Axioms for the Study of Sacred Place

Chapter 2: Giving Voice to the Place: Three Models for Understanding American Sacred Space



Part 2: The Geography of American Spiritual Traditions

Mythic Landscapes: The Ordinary as Mask for the Holy

Chapter 3: Seeking a Sacred Center: Places and Themes in Native American Spirituality

Mythic Landscapes: The Mountain That Was God

Chapter 4: Baroque Spirituality in New Spain and New France

Mythic Landscapes: The Desert Imagination of Edward Abbey

Chapter 5: The Puritan Reading of the New England Landscape

Mythic Landscapes: Galesville, Wisconsin: Locus Mirabilis

Chapter 6: The Correspondence of Spiritual and Material Worlds in Shaker Spirituality

Mythic Landscapes: Liminal Places in the Evangelical Revival

Chapter 7: Precarity and Permanence: Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Sense of Place

Part 3: Method and Perspective in Studying American Spirituality and Place

Chapter 8: The Ephemeral Character of Place: Problems in Articulating an American Sense of Sacred Space

Chapter 9: Edwards and the Spider as Symbol: Reflections on Spirituality as an Academic Discipline

Chapter 10: The Imagined Landscape: The Tension between Place and Placelessness in Christian Spirituality

Notes

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