The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals Hardback

by Norman Doe;

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The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals

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Each Anglican cathedral in England is an icon of cultural heritage and identity, a key setting for continuing religiosity, and a seat of national spirituality in transition. It is also a regulated sacred space. This book explains and evaluates the regulatory framework applicable to cathedrals and considers how this regulatory framework is perceived and experienced. Using an interdisciplinary and socio-legal approach Norman Doe evaluates of how the regulations and norms governing cathedrals are experienced and whether they fulfil the the needs of cathedral staff and users, as well as suggesting areas in law, theology, and practice which could be reformed. A key theoretical theme is the cathedral as a normative space. How regulation both shapes and is shaped by cathedral architecture is explored through an analysis of the the legal significance of cathedral elements such as the font, pulpit, cathedra, altar, chapter house, and quire. The book thus considers how the direct normative character of the cathedral building itself, with its various segmented and private zones within what is often in practice a public building, how cathedral architecture itself shapes and directs the conduct and identity of its users. The book will prove of use to members of the Church of England, those people with an interest in ecclesiastical law and students and scholars of law and religion.

The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals by Norman Doe was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in May 2016. The ISBN for The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals is 9781138962699.

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Details for The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals

Page last updated 13th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (May 2016)
Number of Pages250
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4378437
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