Sanctity of Time and Space in Tradition and Modernity

Sanctity of Time and Space in Tradition and Modernity

by Alberdina Houtman, Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004112332

ISBN-13: 9789004112339

Pub. Date: 06/26/1998

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Time and space can take on a sacred nature in both Judaism and Christianity accompanied by a permanent critical attitude towards the sacred.
Conceptions of sacredness imply a conception of community and of society at large. This study investigates the different attitudes toward sacred time and space from an interdisciplinary perspective, ranging from the

Overview

Time and space can take on a sacred nature in both Judaism and Christianity accompanied by a permanent critical attitude towards the sacred.
Conceptions of sacredness imply a conception of community and of society at large. This study investigates the different attitudes toward sacred time and space from an interdisciplinary perspective, ranging from the Biblical period through Qumran, Patristics, Rabbinics, archaeology and theology to modern and even to post-modern rituals. This approach offers a fascinating insight into both the common heritage of Judaism and Christianity and their mutual differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004112339
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/26/1998
Series:
Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series , #1
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.90(d)

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