Sacred Places Europe Book
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Sacred Places Europe


  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1888729120

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Sacred Places Europe Excerpt :

Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.

Sacred Places Europe Book

Sacred Places Europe


  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781888729320

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Sacred Places Europe Excerpt :

Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter's Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.

Pilgrimage and Sacred Places in Southeast Europe Book

Pilgrimage and Sacred Places in Southeast Europe


  • Author : Mario Katic
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9783643905048

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Pilgrimage and Sacred Places in Southeast Europe Excerpt :

This book focuses on the relationship between pilgrimage, religion, and tourism in the context of southeastern Europe. The book brings together scholars from a broad range of disciplines, discussing different approaches and understandings of pilgrimage and tourism. It offers a fascinating collection of case studies from across the region. (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 14) [Subject: European Studies, Religious Studies, Tourism, History]

Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe  1100   1389 Book

Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe 1100 1389


  • Author : Dawn Marie Hayes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-11-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135860042

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Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe 1100 1389 Excerpt :

Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe investigates the medieval understanding of sacred place, arguing for the centrality of bodies and bodily metaphors to the establishment, function, use, and power of medieval churches. Questioning the traditional division of sacred and profane jurisdictions, this book identifies the need to consider non-devotional uses of churches in the Middle Ages. Dawn Marie Hayes examines idealized visions of medieval sacred places in contrast with the mundane and profane uses of these buildings. She argues that by the later Middle Ages-as loyalties were torn by emerging political, economic, and social groups-the Church suffered a loss of security that was reflected in the uses of sacred spaces, which became more restricted as identities shifted and Europeans ordered the ambiguity of the medieval world.

Directory of Sacred Places Book

Directory of Sacred Places


  • Author : Timothy Whittaker
  • Publisher : Timothy Whittaker
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780977044016

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Directory of Sacred Places Excerpt :

This book contains a comprehensive list of Sacred Places from around the world.

Defining the Holy Book

Defining the Holy


  • Author : Sarah Hamilton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351945615

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Holy sites, both public - churches, monasteries, shrines - and more private - domestic chapels, oratories - populated the landscape of medieval and early modern Europe, providing contemporaries with access to the divine. These sacred spaces thus defined religious experience, and were fundamental to both the geography and social history of Europe over the course of 1,000 years. But how were these sacred spaces, both public and private, defined? How were they created, used, recognised and transformed? And to what extent did these definitions change over the course of time, and in particular as a result of the changes wrought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Taking a strongly interdisciplinary approach, this volume tackles these questions from the point of view of archaeology, architectural and art history, liturgy, and history to consider the fundamental interaction between the sacred and the profane. Exploring the establishment of sacred space within both the public and domestic spheres, as well as the role of the secular within the sacred sphere, each chapter provides fascinating insights into how these concepts helped shape, and were shaped by, wider society. By highlighting these issues on a European basis from the medieval period through the age of the reformations, these essays demonstrate the significance of continuity as much as change in definitions of sacred space, and thus identify long term trends which have hitherto been absent in more limited studies. As such this volume provides essential reading for anyone with an interest in the ecclesiastical development of western Europe from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

Sacred Places Around the World Book

Sacred Places Around the World


  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781888729313

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Sacred Places Around the World Excerpt :

World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions.

Sacred Places of Goddess Book
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Sacred Places of Goddess


  • Author : Karen Tate
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-11-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781888729344

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Sacred Places of Goddess Excerpt :

Uncovering the past through the lens of sacred travel, this travel book includes both academic and popular religious perspectives, and is filled with photographs of both famous and lesser-known locales from every corner of the world. Each site-specific explanation of the significance of Goddess today and in centuries past deftly combines current trends, academic theories, and historical insights. From the Middle East, to Europe, Africa, and the Americas, the images of feminine divinity presented in this work are as uniform in their beauty as they are diverse in cultural tradition. For each location-be it the shrines in Kyoto and Kamakura or the sites worshipping the Virgin Mary in Bolivia, France, Trinidad, and the Saut D'Eau Waterfalls of Haiti-this book provides a history of each site in conjunction with the photography.

Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe Book

Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe


  • Author : Will Coster
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-07-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 0521824877

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Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe Excerpt :

In this 2005 book, leading historians examine sanctity and sacred space in Europe during and after the religious upheavals of the early modern period.

Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean Book

Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean


  • Author : Dionigi Albera
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253016904

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Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean Excerpt :

“Will spark debate . . . and hopefully further research into points of contact between the monotheistic religions, and others.” —The Levantine Review While devotional practices are usually viewed as mechanisms for reinforcing religious boundaries, in the multicultural, multiconfessional world of the Eastern Mediterranean, shared shrines sustain intercommunal and interreligious contact among groups. Heterodox, marginal, and largely ignored by central authorities, these practices persist despite aggressive, homogenizing nationalist movements. This volume challenges much of the received wisdom concerning the three major monotheistic religions and the “clash of civilizations,” as contributors examine intertwined religious traditions along the shores of the Near East from North Africa to the Balkans.

Sacred Places North America Book

Sacred Places North America


  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781888729337

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Sacred Places North America Excerpt :

This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, along with the latest academic theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. Detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions are also included.

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places Book
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Encyclopedia of Sacred Places


  • Author : Norbert Brockman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 681
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598846546

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Encyclopedia of Sacred Places Excerpt :

This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.

Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe Book

Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe


  • Author : Bruce R. Berglund
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9789639776654

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Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe Excerpt :

Disgraceful collusion. Heroic resistance. Suppression of faith. Perseverance of convictions. The story of Christianity in twentieth-century Eastern Europe is often told in stark scenes of tragedy and triumph. Overlooked in the retelling of these dramas is how the region's clergy and lay believers lived their faith, acted within religious and political institutions, and adapted their traditions---while struggling to make sense of a changing world. The contributors to this volume, coming from the U.S. and Western and Eastern Europe, look beyond the narratives of resistance and collaboration. They offer surprising new evidence from archives and oral history interviews, and they provide fresh interpretations of Christianity as it was lived and expressed in modern Europe: from religiosity in the industrial cities of the late nineteenth century to current debates over immigration and European identity; from theological debates in East Germany to folk healing in post-socialist Bulgaria; and, counter-intuitively, from religious fervor among the Czechs to indifference among the Poles. Addressing Christianity in diverse forms---Orthodox, Protestant, Roman and Greek Catholic---as an integral part of the region's politics, society, and culture, this collection is a major addition to studies of both Eastern Europe and religion in the twentieth century. "A volume that specialists in the history of Christianity in other regions of the world will read with great interest, and a degree of envy. As an historian of religion in Western Europe, I can say that although there is a vast literature on the religious history of the nineteenth century and a growing literature on the twentieth century, there is nothing quite like this." From the Foreword by Hugh McLeod, author of The Religious Crisis of the 1960s. "This is a path-breaking book in two different ways. It contributes to the re-evaluation of the nature of modern European religion generally, and to the nature of religion in the mode

Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe  1100 1389 Book

Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe 1100 1389


  • Author : Dawn Marie Hayes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-11-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135860035

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Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe 1100 1389 Excerpt :

Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe investigates the medieval understanding of sacred place, arguing for the centrality of bodies and bodily metaphors to the establishment, function, use, and power of medieval churches. Questioning the traditional division of sacred and profane jurisdictions, this book identifies the need to consider non-devotional uses of churches in the Middle Ages. Dawn Marie Hayes examines idealized visions of medieval sacred places in contrast with the mundane and profane uses of these buildings. She argues that by the later Middle Ages-as loyalties were torn by emerging political, economic, and social groups-the Church suffered a loss of security that was reflected in the uses of sacred spaces, which became more restricted as identities shifted and Europeans ordered the ambiguity of the medieval world.

Sacred Places Book

Sacred Places


  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Sacred space
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1888729023

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Sacred Places Excerpt :

A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.