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Sacred Landmarks

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Will Underwood
The Kent State University Press
1118 Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001 USA
Laura Wertheimer, Editor
Michael J. Tevesz, Founding Editor
A collaborative publishing venture between The Kent State University Press and Cleveland State University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Sacred Landmarks series includes both works of scholarship and general interest that preserve the history and increase understanding of religious sites, structures, and organizations in Northeast Ohio, the United States, and around the world.

Village Landmark Churches of Northeast Ohio

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Village landmark churches are a unique legacy of the settlement of Ohio’s Western Reserve. The forty 19th century churches in Village Landmark Churches—still found today, although some now serve as solitary sentinels in disappearing villages and communities—were selected because they have significance in one or…

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Seeking the Sacred in Contemporary Religious Architecture

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Author Douglas R. Hoffman explores sacredness in houses of worship and examines the critical question of what architectural elements contribute to make sacred space. His underlying premise is that sacred space, while ephemeral, can be perceived and understood through a careful investigation of its architecture….

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Sacred Meaning in the Christian Art of the Middle Ages

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With absorbing prose and detailed images, Stephen Fliegel unlocks the secrets of these sacred objects and portrays medieval Christian believers as souls kindred to us—humans striving in their own time to discern and preserve religious meaning and decorum. Fliegel provides a rich, understanding of the…

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Resplendent Faith

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Resplendent Faith is a richly illustrated compendium of the typical objects found within medieval church treasuries and includes a discussion of their form and function and their significance in the medieval religious service. Fliegel places this survey of the medieval liturgical treasury within its broad…

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