CFP: Water in Sacred Architecture

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Anat Geva, Professor Emeritus in architecture, Texas A&M University will publish an edited volume on 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.

The full chapter submission will be expected by September 1, 2021.