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Water and Sacred Architecture Book CFP

Routledge Publishing is excited to work with SESAH member Anat Geva on an edited volume of Water and Sacred Architecture.

The book intends to explore this relationship through the study of the conceptions and beliefs about water and the sacred, the mythology that ties water with the sacred, and its architectural representation. The discussion will center on two sides of this relationship: (a) how sacred architecture expresses the spiritual meaning of water, and (b) how water influences the sacredness of the building.

Papers on this topic could cover water and sacred architecture through history and different religions (e.g., ancient civilizations; the Judeo-Christian cultures; Islam; Buddhism; Hindu; as well as China and Japan).

Please send an abstract of 300 words by May 10, 2021 to Anat Geva at

Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2021.

Full chapter submissions will be expected by September 1, 2021.