An Architecture of Immanence: Architecture for Worship and Ministry Today

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 22 janv. 2007 - 313 pages
In this book Mark Torgerson shows how modern architecture has heavily influenced the construction of new sacred spaces, producing a new way of building that emphasizes God's coming near to us.

Torgerson begins by discussing God's transcendence and immanence and showing how church architecture has traditionally interpreted these key concepts. He then traces the theological roots of immanence's priority from liberal theology and liturgical innovation to modern architecture. Next, Torgerson illustrates this new architecture of immanence through particular practitioners, focusing especially on the work of theologically savvy architect Edward Anders Svik. Finally, he addresses the future of church architecture as congregations are buffeted by the twin forces of liturgical change and postmodernism.

An Architecture of Immanence will interest architects, liturgists, and all Christians who seek to read the sacred spaces of the recent past.

Table des matières

Influenced by Gods Nature and Scriptural Models
Nourishing a Context for Immanence
The Elevation of Gods People
Faith Engaging Culture
Emphasizing an Architecture of Immanence
Early Examples in Europe
Selected Examples in America
The Thought and Work of Edward Anders Sövik
Where Are We Now? Discernment and Lessons Learned
Where Can We Go? Directions for the Future
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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Mark A. Torgerson is associate professor of worship arts atJudson College, Elgin, Illinois. An ordained minister inthe Evangelical Covenant Church, he has a lifelong interestin the concept of sacred space.

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