Sacred Spaces in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
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This lecture will survey the origins of sacred spaces in the three scriptures, the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an, and the traditions that proceed from them.
As far back as history goes, humans have divided their world into two realms: the sacred and the profane. Sacred spaces have been identified in my different ways, and people have regarded different kinds of spaces as sacred. The three major monotheistic religions treated certain spaces as sacred by virtue of major events that took place on the site, or because of natural features of the location, particularly mountains and rock outcroppings. This lecture, given by David Penchansky, will surveyView more
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