Journal Article

John Terpstra and the Sacramental in Urban Geography

Deborah Bowen

in Literature and Theology

Volume 16, issue 2, pages 188-200
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/16.2.188
John Terpstra and the Sacramental in Urban Geography

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Contemporary Canadian poet John Terpstra comes from a Christian Reformed background that emphasises the value both of nature and of human culture. Since God indwells, sustains, and renews the creation at every point, God is present not only in the natural world but also in the humanmade world of shopping mall and suburban street. From an understanding that all place is holy because upheld by God, Terpstra shows how the sacred inhabits the everyday even in contemporary urban space, working with the rocks, trees and water that undergird the city itself.

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