Religion and Politics : New Religious Sites and Spatial Transgression in Israel
In Order to view the establishment of new religious centers and how they are received by local populations, Collins-Kreiner examines basic geographic concepts, such as scale, space, location and image. She sees how these can alter the perception and further refine the concept of spatial transgression in three case studies in Israel, one of which is the BYU Jerusalem Center. Collins-Kreiner feels that the BYU-Jerusalem Center is somewhat conspicuous and does not blend in with the surrounding area. Also, there were well-publicized struggles to build the center. Therefore, Mormons and the the LDS faith may not be accepted as readily as other faiths in the area are accepted.