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GARDENS OF THE RIGHTEOUS: Sacred Space in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
" ... Aesthetic beauty, which we find in the sacred art and architecture of the synagogue, the church, and the mosque, demonstrates a genre of correspondences. Borrowing from John Ruskin's Seven Lamps of Architecture, I will refer to this genre of correspondences as the seven lamps ("lamps" meaning that which illuminates the mind or soul) of sacred architecture ... "
The Places We Go to Be Here
" ... although the qualities that make a space sacred are not easily quantifiable, trying to understand what sacredness is and how it works on us has been part and parcel of religious practice since humans have had the power of reflection ... "