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- DescriptionSacred places have long exercised a special fascination. Sacred places are t static entities but reveal a historical dynamic. They are the result of cultural developments and have varied multidimensional levels of significance. They are places where time is, as it were, suspended, and they are points where holy times and holy places meet. Sacred places are places apart. It is this specificity in the context of the Christian religions of the West that the controbutors to Loci Sacri wishes to unveil by bringing together specialists from various disciplines, countries, and Christian deminations. One of the questions is why some sites have for centuries proven to be so popular while others have t. Ather topic is the way in which extraordinary natural sites have been designated as sacred and given new meaning, primarily by means of architecture. Loci Sacri also explores the 'eternal' character of this sacred status.
- Author BiographyThomas Coomans is Professor of Architectural History and Conservation at the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning, K.U.Leuven. Herman De Dijn is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, K.U. Leuven. Jan De Maeyer is Professor at KU Leuven and director of KADOC-KU Leuven, Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society. Rajesh Heynickx teaches Art History at Universiteit Antwerpen and Sint-Lucas Architectuur Gent-Brussel. Bart Verschaffel is Professor of Architectural Theory at Universiteit Gent.
- PublisherLeuven University Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2010
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Series TitleKADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society
- Series Part/Volume Number9
- Place of PublicationLeuven
- Country of PublicationBelgium
- ImprintLeuven University Press
- Content Note70, 70 black & white halftones
- Weight542 g
- Width168 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byBart Verschaffel,Herman De Dijn,Jan de Maeyer,Rajesh Heynickx,Thomas Coomans
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