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Spatial theory and method for the study of religion

Knott, K. (2005) Spatial theory and method for the study of religion. Temenos, 41 (2). pp. 153-184. ISSN 0497-1817

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From an examination of recent social and cultural theory and selected work on place and space by scholars of religion I draw together resources for the development of a spatial methodology for the study of religion. In order to identify the key elements of this methodology, I discuss relations between the body and space, the dimensions, properties and aspects of space, and its dynamics, including the mutual imbrication of space, the “sacred” and sacralization. Consideration is given briefly to the application of a spatial approach, its strengths and weaknesses.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 The Finnish Society for the Study of Religion. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Temenos. Uploaded with permission from the editor.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > School of Theology & Religious Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2008 15:24
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Published Version: http://www.sus.utu.fi/temenos/vol412.html
Status: Published
Publisher: The Finnish Society for the Study of Religion
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3621

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