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By Michael B. Hundley

In this e-book committed completely to temples and perceptions of the divine presences that inhabit them, Michael B. Hundley makes a speciality of the professional religions of the traditional close to East and explores the interface among the human and the divine inside of temple environs.

Hundley identifies universal old close to jap temple platforms and examines concerns that come with what temple buildings speak, how temples have been understood to operate, temple ideology, the set up of divine presence in a temple, the relationship among presence and actual illustration, and human carrier to the deity.

Drawing on architectural and spatial thought, ritual concept, theories of language, artwork background, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and comparative reviews, Hundley bargains a unmarried interpretive lens wherein to view temple worship.

Features:

  • A shut exam of temples in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Hittite Anatolia, and Syria-Palestine
  • An interdisciplinary therapy of structure, language, ritual, and art
  • A twin specialize in how a deity's divine presence connects to area and artwork and the way human provider to the deity keeps the deity's energetic presence

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