Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195340563
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/24/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 703,970
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard Kieckhefer is Professor of Religion and History at Northwestern University. He is the author of numerous books, most of them on aspects of medieval Christianity, including Magic in the Middle Ages (1989).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The First Factor: Spatial Dynamics
2. The Second Factor: Centering Focus
3. The Third Factor: Aesthetic Impact
4. The Fourth Factor: Symbolic Resonance
5. Late Medieval Beverley: Traditional Churches in a Traditional Culture
6. Chicago: Traditional Churches in a Modern Culture
7. Rudolph Schwartz: Modern Churches in a Modern Culture
8. Issues in Church Architecture
Notes
Index

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