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Title American sacred space / David Chidester and Edward T. Linenthal, editors
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1995]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 352 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Religion in North America
Religion in North America.
Contents Foreword / Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein -- Introduction / David Chidester and Edward T. Linenthal -- Dirt in the court room : Indian land claims and American property rights / Robert S. Michaelsen -- Resacralizing earth : pagan environmentalism and the restoration of Turtle Island / Bron Taylor -- "Alexanders all" : symbols of conquest and resistance at Mount Rushmore / Matthew Glass -- Creating the Christian home : home schooling in contemporary America / Colleen McDannell -- Locating Holocaust memory : the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum / Edward T. Linenthal -- "A big wind blew up during the night" : America as sacred space in South Africa / David Chidester -- American sacred space and the contest of history / Rowland A. Sherrill
Summary In a series of pioneering studies, this book examines the creation -- and the conflict behind the creation -- of sacred space in America. The essays in this volume visit places in America where economic, political, and social forces clash over the sacred and the profane, from wilderness areas in the American West to the Mall in Washington, D.C., and they investigate visions of America as sacred space at home and abroad. Here are the beginnings of a new American religious history -- told as the story of the contested spaces it has inhabited. The contributors are David Chidester, Matthew Glass, Edward T. Linenthal, Colleen McDannell, Robert S. Michaelsen, Rowland A. Sherrill, and Bron Taylor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sacred space -- United States.
United States -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Chidester, David, editor
Linenthal, Edward Tabor, 1947- editor
ISBN 0253210062
0585105723 (electronic bk.)
9780585105727 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)