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By Louis P. Nelson

ISBN-10: 025311196X

ISBN-13: 9780253111968

ISBN-10: 0253346991

ISBN-13: 9780253346995

This quantity examines a various set of areas and constructions obvious during the lens of well known perform and trust to make clear the complexities of sacred area in the United States. participants discover how commitment sermons record transferring understandings of the assembly apartment in early 19th-century Connecticut; the alterations in evangelical church structure throughout the comparable century and what that tells us approximately evangelical non secular existence; the influence of up to date matters on Catholic church structure; the effect of globalization at the building of conventional sacred areas; the city perform of Jewish area; nature worship and crucial Park in ny; the mezuzah and household sacred area; and, ultimately, the religious facets of African American backyard artwork.

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Kieckhefer, Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley (New York: Oxford, 2004), 286. 2. John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, ed. John T. McNeill, trans. 30. 3. See Marian Card Donnelly, The New England Meeting Houses of the Seventeenth Century (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1968). 4. Kevin M. Sweeney, “Meetinghouses, Town Houses, and Churches: Changing Perceptions of Sacred and Secular Space in Southern New England, 1720–1850,” Winterthur Portfolio 28, no.

Prelude to Bethesda Fountain, located on the lower level. 3 Looking around her, our nineteenth- century visitor would note the elaborate flagpoles from which hung bright red gonfalons like those used in medieval ecclesiastical processions. Finally, across the lake and in the distance, Meyer’s attention would be drawn to the picturesque Belvedere, with its rusticated stone walls and turret looming on top of Vista Rock like a medieval fortress. This tour through a portion of Central Park highlights the religious and medieval foundations of both landscape and architectural elements throughout the entire park.

36. Daniel Farber Collection, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. html (accessed October 2004). 37. “American Architecture,” North American Review 93 (October 1836), 379. Nelson_AmerSanctuary 36 11/30/05 2:32 PM Page 36 Inscription 38. John F. Sears, Sacred Places: American Tourist Attractions in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Oxford, 1989). 39. Timothy Dwight, Greenfield Hill: a poem, in seven parts (New-York: Childs and Swaine, 1794). 40. : Thomas Dickman, 1798). 41. Sophos Staples to Emily [ ], August 20, 1814, Baldwin Family Papers, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

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