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Sacred areas have lengthy exercised a distinct fascination. Sacred areas usually are not static entities yet demonstrate a historic dynamic. they're the results of cultural advancements and feature different multidimensional degrees of value. they're areas the place time is, because it have been, suspended, and they're issues the place holy occasions and holy locations meet. Sacred locations are locations apart.

It is that this specificity within the context of the Christian religions of the West that the controbutors to Loci Sacri wishes to unveil by means of bringing jointly experts from quite a few disciplines, international locations, and Christian denominations. one of many questions is why a few websites have for hundreds of years confirmed to be so well known whereas others haven't. one other subject is the best way impressive usual websites were precise as sacred and given new which means, basically via structure. Loci Sacri additionally explores the 'eternal' personality of this sacred status.

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Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places

Sacred areas have lengthy exercised a different fascination. Sacred locations aren't static entities yet show a old dynamic. they're the results of cultural advancements and feature diversified multidimensional degrees of value. they're locations the place time is, because it have been, suspended, and they're issues the place holy instances and holy locations meet.

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But ‘prestige’ does not distinguish between private success or ‘personality’ and public dignity, or between cultural values and economic power.

10 Sheldrake points out, specifically with respect to a sacred place such as a church, that “the architecture of churches [is] a harmonizing of opposites”11, a coincidentia oppositorum. Insofar as it is intrinsically related to symbols, religion does not seem to be fundamentally different from the ‘profane’ spheres or domains of incarnated meaning. This may be the reason why many have seen an analogy between poetry and religion. 12 What characterizes religious symbols is what characterizes all symbols that we take seriously in life.

Jones, The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture. 4 5 BART VERSCHAFFEL 52 ings and the archaic mental map they are part of. What distinguishes these spaces are, basically the various ways in which they can contain and represent time, and - more fundamentally - how each articulates a different modality of the first ‘space’ and ‘centre’ par excellence: the body. The ‘private’ space derives from the realm of the everyday. The ‘body mode’ related to the everyday is the ‘daily’ body, its proper place is home/the house, its activity is ‘work’, its time mode is continuity and duration.

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