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Verandas of God: A Personal Reflection on Spirituality and the Built Environment

Holt, Simon C. (2004) Verandas of God: A Personal Reflection on Spirituality and the Built Environment. In: The Bible and the Business of Life. Australian Theological Forum Series (12). ATF, Hindmarsh. ISBN 1920691243

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Abstract

This paper provides a personal theological reflection on the spirituality of place, in terms of the sanctuary of home and neighbourhood as places of refuge and community. Residential buildings matter because we spend one third of our lives in our homes and engage in three quarters of our social interaction there. We might shape our buildings, but they also shape us. They are a vital part of our everyday lives, becoming for us places of the soul.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Spirituality, place, home, community, sanctuary
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Pastoral Studies
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:29
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2009 12:29
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/130

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