Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley

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OUP USA, Jul 24, 2008 - Religion - 384 pages
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Thinking about church architecture has come to an impasse. Reformers and traditionalists are talking past each other. In Theology in Stone, Richard Kieckhefer seeks to help both sides move beyond the standoff toward a fruitful conversation about houses of worship. Drawing on a wide range of historical examples with an eye to their contemporary relevance, he offers refreshing new ideas about the meanings and uses of church architecture.

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The most helpful book I found in articulating the theological foundations of church architecture. Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

It was a thought-provoking read. Sometimes the book can be a bit long, but I did find it helpful in understanding and planning worship space. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Richard Kieckhefer is Professor of Religion and History at Northwestern University and an acknowledged expert on medieval magic and witchcraft. His publications include European Witch Trials: Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500 (1976), Repression of Heresy in Medieval Germany (1979), Unquiet Souls: Fourteenth-Century Saints and Their Religious Milieu (1984), and Magic in the Middle Ages (1990).

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