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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2005
<mark>Journal</mark>REVER : Revista de Estudos da Religião
Issue number4
Number of pages6
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Two issues are explored in this article: the way in which "space" has been theorized in relation to the "sacred", and the use of contemporary cultural and social theories of space in the development of a methodology for locating religion in places, objects, bodies and groups open to investigation. After a brief recollection of the spatial contributions of van der Leeuw and Eliade, attention is given to the theoretical and methodological insights of Jonathan Z. Smith, Veikko Anttonen, and Kim Knott.