The Fourth Temple of Jerusalem
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: page 175
"There have been conversations about the erection of a Third Temple of Jerusalem, but The Dome of The Rock currently occupies its site. The goal for The Third Temple is that it is built for all humankind – at a time when there is peace between nations, and the Messiah/Second Coming has arrived. This architectural bridge is not realistic, as it relies on the defacing of one religion in order to create peace – a ridiculous task. The Third Temple also requires ancient ritualistic practice to take place within it, another profound reason for its impossibility. It is for these reasons, that The Fourth Temple of Jerusalem should be investigated as a means of physically defining and bonding the threshold between the Abrahamic religions. The Fourth Temple has not yet become a discussion – it is a contemporary, unbiased approach to peace-making and inevitably place-making, and it does not come equipped with centuries of baggage and preconceived expectations."
Keywords: Abrahamic religions, syncretism, spirituality, prayer, meditation, world peace, place making, light
CHAIR: Varland, Julie Rogers
Afifi, Emad M.
Haas, Robert [Rabbi]
PDF : 177 pages, illustrations (some color), maps, plans
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