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Does God Tell Us How to Build?

Tim Gorringe

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199599776
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738340 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0014
Does God Tell Us How to Build?

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At various times people have thought that God revealed precise details in scripture about how human beings should build, and not just sacred buildings. Architecture was part of the divine concern. We cannot accept that, but there is a theological imperative for building which goes beyond the right to shelter of the UN Declaration, and is a matter both of justice and of urgency in a world of resource depletion and climate change.

Keywords: Architecture; scripture; revealed; justice

Chapter.  5878 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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