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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Howe, Nicolas C
Dewey number
322/.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.S8
LC item number
H69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
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  • Religion and state
  • Religion and law
  • Secularism
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Landscapes
  • Environmentalism
  • Church and state
Label
Landscapes of the secular : law, religion, and American sacred space, Nicolas Howe
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1334053
Instantiates
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 and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Landscapes of secular law -- Church, state, and the tyranny of feelings -- Performing the constitutional landscape -- The spiritual gaze -- Sanctity, if you will -- Looking askance at the sacred
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226376806
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40026362559
Label
Landscapes of the secular : law, religion, and American sacred space, Nicolas Howe
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1334053
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 and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Landscapes of secular law -- Church, state, and the tyranny of feelings -- Performing the constitutional landscape -- The spiritual gaze -- Sanctity, if you will -- Looking askance at the sacred
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226376806
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40026362559

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