Heaven in Stone and Glass: Experiencing the Spirituality of the Great Cathedrals

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Crossroad Publishing Company, 2000 - Architecture - 128 pages
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In Heaven in Stone and Glass, Robert Barron takes readers on a spiritual pilgrimage through the greatest wonders of the Christian world.Heaven in Stone and Glass is unlike any other meditation book or book about Christian art -- it is the first book to combine them both! Lovers of the sacred, mystical space created by Gothic cathedrals will revel in the beautiful picture Barron paints in describing the spirit in which they were built. Christians interested in deepening their faith will find much spiritual nourishment as they ponder the depth of faith in God and the natural order of things which is carved into the very stone and glass of Gothic cathedrals.

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while offering some interesting tidbits to the symbolism and significance of medieval cathedrals, the religious and biblical undercurrent running throughout this slim text becomes a little too much to bear (in my opinion). Read full review

Heaven in stone and glass: experiencing the spirituality of the great cathedrals

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Barron, a priest and professor at Mundelein Seminary, has produced a deeply personal and deeply engaging guide to the experience of the medieval or medieval-style cathedral. His is not a scholarly ... Read full review


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Robert Barron is professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois. Fr. Barron was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1986, has a masters degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Institut Catholique in Paris. He is the author of many articles and popular books, including Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master; And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation; and The Strangest Way. Fr. Barron gives frequent talks, retreats and workshops on issues of theology and spirituality across the country and hosts the radio program Words on Fire.

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