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The Sacred Tree by Judie Bopp

Title The Sacred Tree
Author Judie Bopp
Publisher Lotus Press
Release Date 1989
Category Social Science
Total Pages 87
ISBN 0941524582
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling Native American title exploring Native American spiritual teachings.

Sacred Narrative by Alan Dundes

Title Sacred Narrative
Author Alan Dundes
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1984-11-15
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0520051920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

Title Sacred Places North America
Author Brad Olsen
Publisher CCC Publishing
Release Date 2008
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 409
ISBN 9781888729191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, along with the latest academic theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. Detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions are also included.

The Creation Of Sacred Literature by Richard Elliott Friedman

Title The Creation of Sacred Literature
Author Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1981-01-01
Category Bible
Total Pages 99
ISBN 0520096371
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Need For A Sacred Science by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Title The Need for a Sacred Science
Author Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1993-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 187
ISBN 0791415171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to us today.

The Sacred Hoop by Paula Gunn Allen

Title The Sacred Hoop
Author Paula Gunn Allen
Publisher Beacon Press
Release Date 1992
Category Social Science
Total Pages 311
ISBN 0807046175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the remarkable resurgence of American Indian pride and culture in recent times.

American Sacred Space by David Chidester

Title American Sacred Space
Author David Chidester
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 1995
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0253210062
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature
Author Mary Arshagouni Papazian
Publisher Associated University Presse
Release Date 2008
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 377
ISBN 0874130255
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of 13 original essays addresses how properly to define the intersection between the sacred and profane in early modern English literature. These essays cover a variety of works published in 16th and 17th century England, as well as a variety of genres.

Man And The Sacred by Roger Caillois

Title Man and the Sacred
Author Roger Caillois
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date 2001
Category Religion
Total Pages 190
ISBN 0252070348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Table of Contents Translator's Introduction 7 Preface to the Second Edition 11 Introduction 13 Ch. I General Interrelationships of the Sacred and the Profane 19 Ch. II The Ambiguity of the Sacred 33 Ch. III The Sacred as Respect: Theory of Taboo 60 Ch. IV The Sacred as Transgression: Theory of the Festival 97 Ch. V The Sacred: Condition of Life and Gateway to Death 128 App. I Sex and the Sacred: Sexual Purification Rites Among the Thonga 139 App. II Play and the Sacred 152 App. III War and the Sacred 163 Bibliography 181 Index 189.

Sacred Wood by Ruta Saliklis

Title Sacred Wood
Author Ruta Saliklis
Publisher Chazen Museum of Art
Release Date 1998
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 55
ISBN 0932900437
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Lithuanian carvings produced under Soviet occupation during the 1970s and 1980s reflect mythic folk themes, coded Christian iconography, satire, and themes of national identity. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison

A Sense Of The Sacred by R. Kevin Seasoltz

Title A Sense of the Sacred
Author R. Kevin Seasoltz
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2005-04-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 394
ISBN 0826417019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There have been many histories of Christian art and architecturebut none written be a theologian such as Kevin Seasoltz. Following a chapter on culture as the context for theology, liturgy, and art, Seasoltz surveys developments from the early church up through the conventional artistic styles and periods. Comprehensive, illuminating, ecumenical.

Sacred Sites Of Minnesota by John-Brian Paprock

Title Sacred Sites of Minnesota
Author John-Brian Paprock
Publisher Big Earth Publishing
Release Date 2004
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1931599262
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For the traveler seeking to find the spirit--however he or she chooses to define that term--Minnesota is blessed with a large number of sacred sites, many of which are unique. This book profiles approximately 350 sites, including retreat centers, churches, temples, cemeteries, and effigy mounds. Learn about each site's history, uniqueness, aesthetic beauty, and awe. Specific location and contact information is also included.

The Sacred Art Of Dying by Kenneth Kramer

Title The Sacred Art of Dying
Author Kenneth Kramer
Publisher Paulist Press
Release Date 1988
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 226
ISBN 0809129426
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings, and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.

Sacred Places by James Swan

Title Sacred Places
Author James Swan
Publisher Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Release Date 1990-04
Category Nature
Total Pages 237
ISBN 0939680661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Supporting Lovelock's thesis that the Earth is a living being, Swan suggests natural sites such as Serpent Mound, Machu Pichu, and Kilauea Center have the power to move us in ways modern science cannot explain.

Sacred Places by K. S. Inglis

Title Sacred Places
Author K. S. Inglis
Publisher The Miegunyah Press
Release Date 2008
Category Monuments
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9780522854794
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Memorials to Australian participation in wars abound in our landscape. From Melbourne's huge Shrine of Remembrance to the modest marble soldier, obelisk or memorial hall in suburb and country town, they mourn and honour Australians who have served and died for their country. Surprisingly, they have largely escaped scrutiny. Ken Inglis argues that the imagery, rituals and rhetoric generated around memorials constitute a civil religion, a cult of ANZAC. Sacred Places traces three elements which converged to create the cult: the special place of war in the European mind when nationalism was at its zenith; the colonial condition; and the death of so many young men in distant battle, which impelled the bereaved to make substitutes for the graves of which history had deprived them. The 'war memorial movement' attracted conflict as well as commitment. Inglis looks at uneasy acceptance, even rejection, of the cult by socialists, pacifists, feminists and some Christians, and at its virtual exclusion of Aborigines. He suggests that between 1918 and 1939 the making, dedication and use of memorials enhanced the power of the right in Australian public life. Finally, he examines a paradox. Why, as Australia's wars recede in public and private memory, and as a once British Australia becomes multicultural, have the memorials and what they stand for become more cherished than ever? Sacred Places spans war, religion, politics, language and the visual arts. Ken Inglis has distilled new cultural understandings from a familiar landscape.

The Sacred Fount by Henry James

Title The Sacred Fount
Author Henry James
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release Date 1995
Category Fiction
Total Pages 236
ISBN 0811212793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of Henry James's most mesmerizing and unusual novels, The Sacred Fount (1901) has for its scene a weekend party at the great English country house Newmarch. Here James leads the reader down a bizarre garden path. The Sacred Fount - his only novel to employ a first-person narrator - places us in the hands of an obsessive novelist (never named and never described, but perhaps familiar), who detects alarming changes in his acquaintances. A woman known for her elan has lost her poise, a dull man is charming; a friend is suddenly aged, a plain woman sparkles. Where one improves, another seems to suffer. With plunges of insight," "as noiseless and guarded as if I were trapping a bird," the narrator stalks his fellow guests through the weekend, avidly trying to make sense of what he comes to believe are actual exchanges of life force. "The sacred fount," as R.P. Blackmur noted, "is the mystery of the power that passes among us, depleting or restoring us, in friendship, in love, even in more public relations ... . [Here] is the beautiful, the critical job of making that mystery manifest." "

Title Humanism and the Reform of Sacred Music in Early Modern England
Author Hyun-Ah Kim
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date 2008
Category Music
Total Pages 274
ISBN 0754693759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Merbecke (c. 1505 c. 1585) is most famous as the composer of the first musical setting of the English liturgy, "The booke of Common Praier Noted" ("BCPN"), published in 1550. Not only was Merbecke a pioneer in setting English prose to music but also the compiler of the first "Concordance of the whole English Bible" (1550) and of the first English encyclopaedia of biblical and theological studies, "A Booke of Notes and Common Places" (1581). By situating Merbecke and his work within a broader intellectual and religiocultural context of Tudor England, this book challenges the existing studies of Merbecke based on the narrow theological approach to the Reformation. Furthermore, it suggests a rethinking of the prevailing interpretative framework of Reformation musical history.On the basis of the new contextual study of Merbecke, this book seeks to reinterpret his work, particularly "BCPN," in the light of humanist rhetoric. It sees Merbecke as embodying the ideal of the 'Christianmusical orator', demonstrating that "BCPN" is an Anglican epitome of the Erasmian synthesis of eloquence, theology and music. The book thus depicts Merbecke as a humanist reformer, through reevaluation of his contributions to the developments of vernacular music and literature in early modern England. As such it will be of interest, not only to church musicians, but also to historians of the Reformation and students of wider Tudor culture.

Sacred Theatre by Ralph Yarrow

Title Sacred Theatre
Author Ralph Yarrow
Publisher Intellect Books
Release Date 2007
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781841501536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The contributors awareness of the innate ambiguity of the terms sacred and performance provides an animated discussion of their relationship, including a variety of differing critical responses to an array of plays, texts and performances. The book examines not only the structural understandings and functions of the sacred in theatre, but also experimental and personal experiences. Sacred Theatre examines both theatrical and more multi-disciplinary approaches to the sacred, offering stimulation for discussion within performance and theatre teaching.

Sacred Biography by Thomas J. Heffernan

Title Sacred Biography
Author Thomas J. Heffernan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 1992-10-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 86
ISBN 019536001X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Though medieval "saints' lives" are among the oldest literary texts of Western vernacular culture, they are routinely patronized as "pious fiction" by modern historiography. This book demonstrates that to characterize the genre as fiction is to misunderstand the intentions of medieval authors, who were neither credulous fools nor men blinded by piety. Concentrating on English texts, Heffernan reconstructs the medieval perspective and considers sacred biography in relation to the community for which it was written; identifies the genre's rhetorical practices and purposes; and demonstrates the syncretistic way in which the life of the medieval saint was transformed from oral tales to sacred text. In the process, Heffernan not only achieves a more contextually accurate understanding of the medieval saints' lives, but details a new critical method that has important implications for the practice of textual criticism.

Title Mysticism and Sacred Scripture
Author Steven T. Katz
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2000-11-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0195357094
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the fourth volume in an influential series that presents a basic revaluation of the nature of mysticism. Each provides a collection of solicited papers by noted experts in the study of religion. This new volume will explore how the great mystics and mystical traditions use, interpret, and reconstruct the sacred scriptures of their traditions.