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The Contemporary Context: House and Church as Mediators

David Brown

in God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271986
eISBN:
9780191602801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271984.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of the chapter considers non-ecclesial buildings, and uses work by a range of modern architects to argue that their potential role as mediators of the divine is in fact far more deeply ... More


Historicism, Modernism, and Space

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314694
eISBN:
9780199851867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314694.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the role of historicism and modernism to the change in church architecture during the modern period. It suggests that aesthetic questions and judgments related to church ... More


Transformations of the Renaissance and Reformation

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314694
eISBN:
9780199851867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314694.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the transformation of church buildings during the Renaissance and Reformation periods. During the Renaissance, the medieval notion of the church as the City of Heaven yielded to ... More


Making a Modern Church Still Look Like a Church

Jay M. Price

in Temples for a Modern God: Religious Architecture in Postwar America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925957
eISBN:
9780199980482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925957.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although some of the most striking (or unusual, depending on the perspective) examples of religious architecture emerged in the postwar decades, the era actually saw an unfolding conversation about ... More


Rediscovery

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269946
eISBN:
9780191600647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269943.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Covers the partial rediscovery of the Lutheran sung liturgy, Reformation hymns and Bach's choral works, and experiments in ecclesiology and parish church architecture shaped by early Christian or ... More


Reform

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269946
eISBN:
9780191600647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269943.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Takes up the second theme of part I. Reform is put in the context of diocesan and parish visitation, land and people, propagation of the Gospel and a reformation of manners. Pietism is discussed as a ... More


Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314694
eISBN:
9780199851867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314694.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a survey of church architecture unlike any other. Its main concern is not the buildings themselves, but rather the dynamic character of Christianity and how church buildings shape and ... More


Formalism and Non- or Antiformalism in Worship and Architecture

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314694
eISBN:
9780199851867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314694.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history for formalism and antiformalism in church architecture and worship practices. The new religious formalism that emerged with the auditorium church underscores the ... More


The Modern Church Movement

Gretchen Buggeln

in The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694952
eISBN:
9781452953557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Describes the international movement towards modern church architecture, including roots in liturgical reform and ecumenism. Documents the work of national organizations such as the Guild for ... More


John Mason Neale: Symbolism and Sisterhoods

Geoffrey Rowell

in The Vision Glorious: Themes and Personalities of the Catholic Revival in Anglicanism

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263326
eISBN:
9780191682476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263326.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the contribution of priest John Mason Neale to the Oxford Movement and to the Catholic revival in Anglicanism in England during the 1830s. Neale's contribution to the Catholic ... More


The Red Bishop, the Cristo, and the Aesthetics of Liberation

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the twentieth century traditional devotion to religious images, like the Cristo Aparecido was affected by the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and by the socially and politically ... More


Dura-Europos and the World’s Oldest Church

Michael Peppard

in The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter first summarizes the ancient history of Dura-Europos, its inhabitants, and its eventual destruction. It explains how the house-church came to be buried and preserved in the third ... More


The “Form-Givers” of Suburban Religion: Three Midwestern Architects

Gretchen Buggeln

in The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694952
eISBN:
9781452953557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Brief biographies of the three architects—Sovik, Dart, and Stade—concerning their upbringing, education, experiences in World War II, religious convictions, professional activities, and a ... More


Church Building and Architecture

Louis P. Nelson

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Contrary to popular perceptions, the long eighteenth century was a period of significant church building and the architecture of the Church of England in this era played a critical role in religious ... More


On the Architecture at Wādī Al-natrūn

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides an overall survey of the architectural features found in the excavations of the monastic settlements in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, including the recent excavations at the Monastery of St. ... More


Church Architecture, Tractarian Poetry and the Forms of Faith Kirstie Blair

Kirstie Blair (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the formative relation between church architecture and religious poetry, particularly Tractarian poetry, in the 1830s and 1840s. It considers works from very different ... More


From Dream to Dedication: The Shared Work of Church Building

Gretchen Buggeln

in The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694952
eISBN:
9781452953557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

From idea to building, this chapter traces the processes of design, fundraising, and construction. Considers the local understanding and appropriation of (or resistance to) the modern style and the ... More


Exporting a Culture/ Importing a Culture: Bulgaria, Kievan Rus’, and Serbia

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

The new political entities established in the East during the late tenth through twelfth centuries were heavily indebted to Byzantine culture. Christianized from Constantinople, Kievan Rus’ lacked a ... More


Revival and Expansion (C. 800 To C. 900)

Florin Curta and Siu-lun Wong

in The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

While the Byzantine authority began to expand from the coastal areas, it was met with the stiff resistance of a number of Slavic tribes in the interior, the most prominent of which were the Milingoi ... More


Monsignor Testa’s Temple

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the reconstruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre commissioned in July 1938 by Archbishop Gustavo Testa. The plan involved the demolition of the entire Holy Sepulchre ... More


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