Touched By This Place


In Touched By This Place, Benjamin Valentin brings readers on his journey to answer the question, “Can you tell us where exactly this work was born?” Paying particular attention to Spanish Harlem, where he grew up and lived for twenty-seven years, Valentin encourages readers to recognize how the reality of place as source or wellspring influences and is influenced by human thought, experience, memory, identity, and activity.

Joining a broader movement of place studies in the humanities and social sciences, Touched By This Place calls Christian theology to return to place and places-based thinking and demonstrated this return with a careful attention to and love for the place one calls “home.”


SKU (ISBN): 9781626985735
ISBN10: 1626985731
Benjamin Valentin
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: June 2024
Publisher: Orbis Books