Humanist Perspectives on Sacred Space

Cairo Papers Vol. 31, No. 1

Edited by David Blanks
Bradley Clough

While sacred spaces cannot be narrowed down to particular forms or meanings, they do in their meanings and functions express fundamental values and pr

English edition
1 January 2012
192 pp.
14X19cm
ISBN 9789774164491
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While sacred spaces cannot be narrowed down to particular forms or meanings, they do in their meanings and functions express fundamental values and principles, and in doing so, they perform the work of religion itself. This collection of essays looks at the meanings, functions, and negations of sacred space in Egypt and the Middle East. It is divided into three parts: meanings and functions of contemporary sacred spaces, historical perspectives on sacred space, and sacred space in literature and philosophy. Cairo Papers in Social Science 31/1

David Blanks

David Blanks is associate professor of history at the American University in Cairo. Bradley Clough is assistant professor of Liberal Studies and Asian Religions at the University of Montana.
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