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The Resource Landscapes of the secular : law, religion, and American sacred space, Nicolas Howe

Landscapes of the secular : law, religion, and American sacred space, Nicolas Howe

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Landscapes of the secular : law, religion, and American sacred space
Title
Landscapes of the secular
Title remainder
law, religion, and American sacred space
Statement of responsibility
Nicolas Howe
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to see the American landscape in a secular way?" asks Nicolas Howe at the outset of this innovative, ambitious, and wide-ranging book. It's a surprising question because of what it implies: we usually aren't seeing American landscapes through a non-religious lens, but rather as inflected by complicated, little-examined concepts of the sacred. Fusing geography, legal scholarship, and religion in a potent analysis, Howe shows how seemingly routine questions about how to look at a sunrise or a plateau or how to assess what a mountain is both physically and ideologically, lead to complex arguments about the nature of religious experience and its implications for our lives as citizens. In American society nominally secular but committed to permitting a diversity of religious beliefs and expressions such questions become all the more fraught and can lead to difficult, often unsatisfying compromises about how to interpret and inhabit our public lands and spaces. A serious commitment to secularism, Howe shows, forces us to confront the profound challenges of true religious diversity in ways that often will have their ultimate expression in our built environment. This provocative exploration of some of the fundamental aspects of American life will help us see the land, law, and society anew
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Howe, Nicolas C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Religion and state
  • Religion and law
  • Secularism
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Landscapes
  • Environmentalism
  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Environmentalism
  • Landscapes
  • Religion and law
  • Religion and state
  • Secularism
  • United States
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Landscapes of the secular : law, religion, and American sacred space, Nicolas Howe
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Publication
Note
"Chapter 3 has been revised and expanded from a previously published article by Nicolas Howe, "Thou Shalt Not Misinterpret: Landscape as Legal Performance," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, April 15, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-222) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780226376806
Lccn
2015039771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)924683860
Label
Landscapes of the secular : law, religion, and American sacred space, Nicolas Howe
Publication
Note
"Chapter 3 has been revised and expanded from a previously published article by Nicolas Howe, "Thou Shalt Not Misinterpret: Landscape as Legal Performance," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, April 15, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780226376806
Lccn
2015039771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)924683860

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