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

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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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Sacred space, modernity, architecture, house, palace, temple, grave

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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.
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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.
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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.
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  author       = {Verschaffel, Bart},
  booktitle    = {Loci sacri : understanding sacred places},
  editor       = {Coomans, Thomas and De Dijn, Herman and De Maeyer, Jan and Heynickx, Rajesh and Verschaffel, Bart},
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