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9780749952921

Sacred Land

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  • ISBN13:

    9780749952921

  • ISBN10:

    074995292X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-17
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Summary

SACRED LAND will enable you to discover the hidden secrets and meaning of the landscape around you, town or country, modern or old, wherever you live in Britain. There has been a dramatic growth in interest in our own history, buildings, landscape, sacred places, beliefs and culture over the last few years and this book will equip you with the tools to unlock the meaning, stories and history that are literally embedded in our landscape. It takes us from street names to churches; from hill forts to burial mounds; from the way a road bends to the shapes of fields in order to understand better the land that lies beneath our feet. In the literal shape of our countryside can be detected the eddies of time, politics, belief, warfare, passion and the durability of the human existence.SACRED LAND is a fascinating, accessible read and the perfect reference guide to have in your home or in your car. It will be of interest to everyone who loves history, sacred places and sacred history, and those who like to explore their ancestry and roots.

Author Biography

Martin Palmer (Author) : Martin Palmer is a broadcaster, writer and secretary general of one of the world's most unusual environmental charities, ARC, the Alliance of Religions and Conservation. He is a special advisor to the UN on climate change, the environment and faiths and currently heads 2-year programme.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Britain's Sacred Historyp. 13
The sacred world around us … and how to see itp. 15
Tools for the journeyp. 26
Our sacred historyp. 34
Uncovering the sacred in naturep. 89
Building Sacred Britainp. 131
How to read the story of a churchp. 133
Creating heaven on earthp. 187
Reading the buildings where you livep. 228
Walking on the deadp. 271
'And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden'p. 302
Conclusionp. 331
Notesp. 336
Indexp. 339
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