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'Holy, holier, holiest' :

the sacred topography of the early medieval Irish church /
David H. Jenkins.
Main Creator: Jenkins, David H. (David Harold)
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Turnhout : Brepols, c2010.
Series:Studia traditionis theologiae ; 4.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-210) and index.

Physical description: xvi, 213 p. ; 24 cm.

ISBN:9782503533162 (pbk.)
2503533167 (pbk.)
Table of Contents:
The religious topography of the early medieval Irish church : an historiographical perspective. Enclosure as an expression of an ascetic ideal ; Monastic hegemony : a revisionist critique ; Enclosure as an expression of power and influence ; Enclosure as an expression of sacred identity ; Enclosure in a non-Irish context ; Conclusion
Slab-shrines and oratories : the anatomy of religious settlement within the early medieval Irish church. The anatomy of settlement : an archaeological context ; The anatomy of settlement : a literary context ; Conclusion
From the tabernacle to the New Jersualem : an exploration of a biblical hermeneutic for the topography of religious settlement. The Bible and the sanctification of space ; The tabernacle and the temple : a textual depiction of sacred topography ; The temple motif within patristic exegesis ; The temple motif within early Irish exegesis ; Conclusion
And was Jerusalem builded here? : the making of a religious landscape. A Scriptural 'canon of planning' ; An Eremitic inheritance ; An Eremitic paradigm? ; The creation of a religious landscape ; Conclusion.