The book landscapes of the secular law religion and american sacred space nicolas howe is published by university of chicago press landscapes of the secular law religion and american sacred space howe. With subtle erudition landscapes of the secular argues for the multiple registers in which landscapes exert agency inextricably linking religious subjectivities with geographic selves winnifred fallers sullivan author of a ministry of presence chaplaincy spiritual care and the law . Get this from a library landscapes of the secular law religion and american sacred space nicolas c howe what does it mean to see the american landscape in a secular way asks nicolas howe at the outset of this innovative ambitious and wide ranging book its a surprising question because of what it . There is no space in american secular law for the question of whether a mountain is really sacred but the failure to consider the question is already its answer howe innovatively and persuasively illustrates the centrality of geography to this critical intervention of secularism studies. A brilliant book thoughtful and evocative with compelling insights into the formations of secular landscapes that might at first glance be surprising but almost immediately become recognizable as capturing how things places and people are actually working in producing sacred space in america
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