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Published: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9789774164491

Bookseller Code (06)

Humanist Perspectives on Sacred Space

Cairo Papers, Vol. 31, No. 1

Edited by David Blanks and Bradley Clough

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

While sacred spaces cannot be narrowed down to particular forms or meanings, they do in their meanings and functions express fundamental values and principles, and in doing so, they perform the work of religion itself. This issue is made up of a collection of essays on the various meanings, functions, and negations of sacred space in Egypt as well as the Middle and Near East. It is divided into three parts: meanings and functions of contemporary sacred spaces, historical perspectives on sacred space, and sacred space in literature and philosophy.


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