Defining The Sacred

A Non-Denominational Place of Reflection

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

 

 

Additional Readings

* Sacred Architecture Explore and Understand Sacred Spaces

Caroline Humphrey & Piers Vitebsky

Thorsons Publishing, 2003

* Patterns in Comparative Religion

Mircea Eliade

Sheed and Ward, 1958

Religion and Culture

Michel Foucault

Routledge, 1999

The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation, As Taught By S.N. Goenka

William Hart

Harper San Francisco, 1987

 

Web Reference

The following may be used as reference in exploring the details of specific rituals, symbols and dogma. Whereas these details may be useful as supplement to the fundamentals discussed in this course, students should be wary not to get caught up in them:

United Religions Initiative: Religions and Traditions

http://www.uri.org/religions/

 

BeliefNet

http://www.belief.net

 

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance

http://www.religioustolerance.org/

 

The Pluralism Project

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~pluralsm/

 

The Religious Movements Page

http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/profiles/listalpha.htm