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Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces: Putting God in Place

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In Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces, Jon Pahl looks at the American tendency to assign sacred function to secular spaces from Disneyland to the neighborhood shopping mall. This "spatial theology" can work to our benefit, but often it poses spiritual risks. In response to these risks, Pahl introduces a theology of place that reveals aspects of God's character through ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 2nd 2004 by Brazos Press (first published December 2003)
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David Sarkies
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christians
Recommended to David by: I saw it in a Christian bookshop
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Christianity in a consumer society
29 May 2012

I must say that it is always refreshing when one stumbles upon a book that has been written by a Christian who actually gets it. What I mean by that is being able to understand the nature of the world, of God, and our relationship with both. One of the strange things that I have noticed is that in many cases Christians seem to live double lives, and in a lot of cases when the pastor at the front of the church points that out, we usually look at him w
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Jon Pahl
I published this in 2003 to critique American devotion to malls, Disney, and the suburban home, and to recommend healthy and sustainable sacred places: living waters, the light of the world, the rock of salvation, the true vine, one body, and cities of God.
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