Jerry-rigged Church Space (Rescue Baptist Church)

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Walking down W. 123rd Street between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick, you are at first not sure what you are looking at. Illuminating a basic point made by Durkheim about the sacred, the only thing that distinguishes Rescue Baptist Church as a physical structure from the row of brownstones, of which it is a part, is the economical application of the simple whitewash, which is enough to set it apart from the surrounding environment.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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