Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Emotion, Identity, and ReligionHope, Reciprocity, and Otherness$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Douglas J. Davies

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199551538

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 November 2019

Sacred Place, Worship, and Music

Sacred Place, Worship, and Music

(p.245) 10 Sacred Place, Worship, and Music
Emotion, Identity, and Religion

Douglas J. Davies

Oxford University Press

One existential paradox implicit in the power-driving revelation and the spirit worlds of Chapter 8 lies in the curious fact that humans not only settle geographical domains but create imaginary worlds and then select certain places as portals from the one to the other. This chapter takes this double action as the basis for defining ‘sacred places’ and for analysing the worship occurring in them, as sound and silence interplay in nurturing religious identity by fostering hope and contextualizing a sense of otherness. This is not to deny that sacred places may be created within individual lives, but it emphasizes the social nature of foundational religious behaviour.

Keywords:   sacred places, worship, religious identity, hope, otherness, religious behaviour

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .