Religion, Space, and the Environment

Transaction Publishers
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Religions often nurture important skills that help believers locate themselves in the world. Religious perceptions, practices, emotions, and beliefs are closely interwoven with the environments from which they emerge. Sigurd Bergmann’s driving emphasis here is to explore religion not in relation to, but as a part of the spatiality and movement within the environment from which it arises and is nurtured. Religion, Space, and the Environment emerges from the author’s experiences in different places and continents over the past decade. At the book’s heart lie the questions of how space, place, and religion amalgamate and how lived space and lived religion influence each other. Bergmann explores how religion and the memory of our past impact our lives in urban spaces; how the sacred geographies in Mayan and northeast Asian lands compare to modern eco-spirituality; and how human images and practices of moving in, with, and through the land are interwoven with the processes of colonization and sacralizing, and the practices of power and visions of the sacred, among other topics.
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About the author

Sigurd Bergmann is professor of religious studies (theology, ethics, and philosophy of religion) at the department of archaeology and religious studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, and chair of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment. His publications include In the Beginning Is the Icon, Visual Arts and Culture, Spaces of Mobility, and Theology in Built Environments.

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Publisher
Transaction Publishers
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Published on
Feb 4, 2014
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Pages
498
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ISBN
9781412852142
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
Religion / General
Social Science / Sociology of Religion
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