Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library Antwerp

Sacred Places Sacred Books

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are closely related. They originated in the Middle East and consider Abraham an important ancestor. One almighty, eternal God created the world and revealed himself to humans through words. These revelations were written down in holy scriptures, which constitute a guide for life: Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an. At the same time, believers live their religion through a rich variety of practices. These include visiting sacred places, such as Jerusalem, Rome and Mecca, a custom which has existed for centuries.

Sacred Places, Sacred Books is a double exhibition on these three monotheistic world religions. At the MAS you can familiarise yourself with the tradition of pilgrimage. In the Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library you will be able to discover special copies of the sacred books. The two exhibitions show what the sacred books and places mean and have meant to the faithful, both at present and in the past.

In the Nottebohm Room, the meaning of the sacred books of Jews, Christians and Muslims is central. Why are they so crucial to believers? You will get a unique view of the content, form, use and study of Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an. Discover the area of tension between an unchangeable divine revelation and the meanings people have attributed to it throughout history.


Realisation:
Bruns
Digipolis
Etoile Mécanique
Kloosterboer Decor
Pelegrie
Play
Chris Pype
Frederik de Wal

Visitor guide (PDF) 

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Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library Antwerp

Sacred Places Sacred Books

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are closely related. They originated in the Middle East and consider Abraham an important ancestor. One almighty, eternal God created the world and revealed himself to humans through words. These revelations were written down in holy scriptures, which constitute a guide for life: Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an. At the same time, believers live their religion through a rich variety of practices. These include visiting sacred places, such as Jerusalem, Rome and Mecca, a custom which has existed for centuries.

Sacred Places, Sacred Books is a double exhibition on these three monotheistic world religions. At the MAS you can familiarise yourself with the tradition of pilgrimage. In the Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library you will be able to discover special copies of the sacred books. The two exhibitions show what the sacred books and places mean and have meant to the faithful, both at present and in the past.

In the Nottebohm Room, the meaning of the sacred books of Jews, Christians and Muslims is central. Why are they so crucial to believers? You will get a unique view of the content, form, use and study of Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an. Discover the area of tension between an unchangeable divine revelation and the meanings people have attributed to it throughout history.


Realisation:
Bruns
Digipolis
Etoile Mécanique
Kloosterboer Decor
Pelegrie
Play
Chris Pype
Frederik de Wal

Visitor guide (PDF) 

Back