Place Attachment in the Bible: The Role of Attachment to Sacred Places in Religious Life

Volume
Volume 45
Issue
Fall 2017
Title
Place Attachment in the Bible: The Role of Attachment to Sacred Places in Religious Life
Abstract

This paper examines the role of place attachment in religious life by analyzing various significant place events in the Bible, using analysis of biblical discourse. The paper looks at various biblical places, and explores the implications of approaching these sacred settings in terms of place attachment theory. In the Old Testament we focus on Mount Sinai, Canaan, and Jerusalem, and in the New Testament on Galilee, Jerusalem, and on view that Christianity, to some extent, transcends place attachment. The nature of the attachments to these places is diverse and varied. The claim is that place attachment theory can make a
valuable theoretical contribution to an analysis of the role of place in the Bible, as an addition to the growing literature on the psychological interpretation of the Bible.

Authors
V. Counted and Dr. F. Watts
Pages
218 - 232
Price
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