The Geography of Religion:
Faith, Place, and Space
(Rowman and Littlefield, 2008)
The basic goal of this work is to examine geographical insights into the study of religion as an expression of human culture. The text specifically considers a series of themes relating the concepts of place and space to the diverse experiences of different religious groups, the processes that have affected their spatial distributions, their spatially distinct patterns of belief and practice, and their conceptions of uses of sacred space. The work adopts a broadly comparative perspective in addressing these issues, covering a wide variety of religious traditions, both contemporary and historical, including all of the major world religions as well as a diversity of smaller groups.
Table of Contents:
Front matter (xi-xviii)
Introduction (1-31)
The Spatial Dynamics of Religious Distributions (33-107)
The Contextuality of Religions (109-220)
Religious Territoriality in Secular Space (221-300)
The Impacts of Fundamentalism (301-385))
End matter (387-423)
Gallery of selected maps and photographs (coming soon)