Amsterdam University Press
Religious Architecture
Title
Religious Architecture
Subtitle
Anthropological Perspectives
Price
€ 34,95
ISBN
9789089645111
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
210
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Category
Diachronic

Reviews and Features

"Compelling and thought provoking collection of essays by anthropologists on religious architecture that shed new theoretical light on the relation between the material and immaterial in the realm of religion in our so-called secular world" -- Jojada Verrips, em. professor of cultural anthropology, University of Amsterdam.

Oskar Verkaaik

Religious Architecture

Anthropological Perspectives

Borrowing from a range of theories on spacemaking and material religion, and with contributions from anthropologists working in the United Kingdom, Mali, Brazil, Spain, and Italy, this fascinating and comprehensive study develops an anthropological perspective on modern religious architecture including mosques, churches, and synagogues. Religious Architecture examines how religious buildings take their place in opposition to their secular surroundings and, in so doing, function not only as community centers in urban daily life, but also as evocations of the sublime that help believers to move beyond the boundaries of modern subjectivity.
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Author

Oskar Verkaaik

Oskar Verkaaik is associate professor affiliated with the Department of Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam.