Landscapes of the Sacred: Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality (expanded edition)
By: Belden C. Lane (author)Paperback
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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.
Belden C. Lane is the Hotfelder Distinguished Professor in the Humanities in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University.
Contents:Preface to the Johns Hopkins EditionIntroduction: Place and Meaning in American SpiritualityPart 1: Place in American Religious LifeChapter 1: Axioms for the Study of Sacred PlaceChapter 2: Giving Voice to the Place: Three Models for Understanding American Sacred SpacePart 2: The Geography of American Spiritual TraditionsMythic Landscapes: The Ordinary as Mask for the HolyChapter 3: Seeking a Sacred Center: Places and Themes in Native American SpiritualityMythic Landscapes: The Mountain That Was GodChapter 4: Baroque Spirituality in New Spain and New FranceMythic Landscapes: The Desert Imagination of Edward AbbeyChapter 5: The Puritan Reading of the New England LandscapeMythic Landscapes: Galesville, Wisconsin: Locus MirabilisChapter 6: The Correspondence of Spiritual and Material Worlds in Shaker SpiritualityMythic Landscapes: Liminal Places in the Evangelical RevivalChapter 7: Precarity and Permanence: Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Sense of PlacePart 3: Method and Perspective in Studying American Spirituality and PlaceChapter 8: The Ephemeral Character of Place: Problems in Articulating an American Sense of Sacred SpaceChapter 9: Edwards and the Spider as Symbol: Reflections on Spirituality as an Academic DisciplineChapter 10: The Imagined Landscape: The Tension between Place and Placelessness in Christian SpiritualityNotes
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