Critical Spatiality and the Book of Hebrews

Critical spatial theory depicts a world of dynamic interrelationships between physicality, perceptions, rhetorics, and actions. The book of Hebrews offers rhetorics of space that range from the heavenly to homeless cave-dwellers, often interacting through the transitional spaces of the temple. So much is connected through the sacrificed body of Jesus, a body that has moved through the many spaces of the book of Hebrews. This set of spaces – real and imagined, remembered and projected – opens up to the possible embodiment of the book’s rhetorics into practices and actions. This paper will examine recent advances in critical spatiality in an attempt to suggest possible gains for interpreting the book of Hebrews.