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30 August 2017 | by Hilary Davies

That great sea

That great sea


The notion of London – or any great metropolis – as sacred space is hardly new, but it is, by definition, problematic and protean. Visualising a Sacred City reflects this ambivalence in both its structure and subject matter. Theologian Alison Milbank takes Dante as a guide and a symbol of our journey through this jostling, transcendent and hellish place: “we should be able to see it … as simultaneously heaven, hell and purgatory”.


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