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(Sacred) Places are made of time: observations on the persistence of the sacred in categorizing space in modernity

Bart Verschaffel UGent (2012) Loci sacri : understanding sacred places. In KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 9. p.48-55
abstract
Our lives certainly have become ‘modern’, and this implies that the meanings of what is personal and private, what is public and what is official, and the importance of religion, are shifting constantly. One could expect that secularization would slowly turn the world we live in into a homogeneous and neutral space, so that all places become equal and exchangeable. But old and traditional meanings persist. To understand our contemporary experience of space, places and buildings, we need to detect the underlying archaic spatial scheme and recognize its enduring effect.
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author
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
modernity, Sacred space, architecture, house, palace, temple, grave
book title
Loci sacri : understanding sacred places
editor
Thomas Coomans, Herman De Dijn, Jan De Maeyer UGent, Rajesh Heynickx and Bart Verschaffel UGent
series title
KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society
volume
9
pages
48 - 55
publisher
Leuven University Press
place of publication
Leuven, Belgium
ISBN
9789058678423
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2047908
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2047908
date created
2012-02-27 16:57:50
date last changed
2012-03-13 11:08:23
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Chicago
Verschaffel, Bart. 2012. “(Sacred) Places Are Made of Time: Observations on the Persistence of the Sacred in Categorizing Space in Modernity.” In Loci Sacri : Understanding Sacred Places, ed. Thomas Coomans, Herman De Dijn, Jan De Maeyer, Rajesh Heynickx, and Bart Verschaffel, 9:48–55. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press.
APA
Verschaffel, B. (2012). (Sacred) Places are made of time: observations on the persistence of the sacred in categorizing space in modernity. In Thomas Coomans, H. De Dijn, J. De Maeyer, R. Heynickx, & B. Verschaffel (Eds.), Loci sacri : understanding sacred places (Vol. 9, pp. 48–55). Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press.
Vancouver
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Verschaffel B. (Sacred) Places are made of time: observations on the persistence of the sacred in categorizing space in modernity. In: Coomans T, De Dijn H, De Maeyer J, Heynickx R, Verschaffel B, editors. Loci sacri : understanding sacred places. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press; 2012. p. 48–55.
MLA
Verschaffel, Bart. “(Sacred) Places Are Made of Time: Observations on the Persistence of the Sacred in Categorizing Space in Modernity.” Loci Sacri : Understanding Sacred Places. Ed. Thomas Coomans et al. Vol. 9. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2012. 48–55. Print.