Building the Modern Church

Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975 Robert Proctor.
most importance for church-building, the 'Constitution on the Sacred liturgy' of
1963, was distinctly positive in its encouragement of modern design: The art of
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Author: Robert Proctor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317170860

Category: Architecture

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Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council, architectural historian Robert Proctor examines the transformations in British Roman Catholic church architecture that took place in the two decades surrounding this crucial event. Inspired by new thinking in theology and changing practices of worship, and by a growing acceptance of modern art and architecture, architects designed radical new forms of church building in a campaign of new buildings for new urban contexts. A focussed study of mid-twentieth century church architecture, Building the Modern Church considers how architects and clergy constructed the image and reality of the Church as an institution through its buildings. The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. The role of Catholic clergy as patrons of modern architecture and art and the changing attitudes of the Church and its architects to modernity are examined, explaining how different strands of post-war architecture were adopted in the field of ecclesiastical buildings. The church building’s social role in defining communities through rituals and symbols is also considered, together with the relationships between churches and modernist urban planning in new towns and suburbs. Case studies analysed in detail include significant buildings and architects that have remained little known until now. Based on meticulous historical research in primary sources, theoretically informed, fully referenced, and thoroughly illustrated, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the church architecture, art and theology of this period.
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Church Builders

This is followed by a fully illustrated account by Iona Spens of some of the most interesting church builders of our time.

Author: Edwin Heathcote

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040138268

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Church Builders It is only out of sacred reality that sacred buildings can grow ... that sacred substance out of which churches can be built must be alive and real to us. Rudolf Schwarz This book traces developments in church building through the momentous changes in architecture and theology of the twentieth century. It illustrates the broad spectrum of modern ecclesiastical architecture which has emerged as the synthesis of the pluralism of the turn of the century and the purity and clarity of the Modern Movement. The opening essay by Edwin Heathcote charts the defining years of architectural development-the fundamental upheavals in theological conceptions of the nature of worship and the space for ritual - providing an outline of the concrete manifestations of these changes across the strongholds of Christianity in Europe and the USA. There is a brief analysis of work from the background of historicism through to the Arts and Crafts, the Secession and the emergent philosophy of Functionalism leading to the foundations of the modern church building. Among the many architects featured in this section are Auguste Perret, Rudolf-Schwarz, Otto Bartning, Dominikus Böhm, Antoni Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier. This is followed by a fully illustrated account by Iona Spens of some of the most interesting church builders of our time. The selection of churches and projects dates from the late 1950s to the present day and includes the work of Tadao Ando, Siren Architects, Fay Jones, Philip Johnson, Mario Botta, Imre Makovecz and Juha Leiviskä revealing the fantastic pluralism which defines the architecture of the Christian Church as it prepares for its third millennium. The motive of Church Builders, the fourth title in the Builders series, is to convey the critical changes that have affected our spiritual fabric. Other titles in this series published by Academy Editions include: Museum Builders Theatre Builders Library Builders Future titles include: Airport Builders
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Modern Church Building

Author: Sir Charles Nicholson

Publisher: London : Royal Institute of British Architects

ISBN: OCLC:25360334

Category: Church architecture

Page: 284

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No Place for God

In No Place for God, Doorly traces the principles of modern architecture to the ideas of space that spread rapidly during the twentieth century.

Author: Moyra Doorly

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586171534

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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In No Place for God, Doorly traces the principles of modern architecture to the ideas of space that spread rapidly during the twentieth century. She sees a parallel between the desacralization of the heavens, and consequently of our churches, and the mass inward search for a God of one's own. This double movement away from the transcendent God, who reveals himself to man through Scripture and tradition, and toward an inner truth relevant only to oneself has emptied our churches, and the worship that takes place within them, of the majesty and beauty that once inspired reverence in both believers and unbelievers alike.
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The Church Building as a Sacred Place

This collection of twenty-three essays by Duncan Stroik shows the development and consistency of his architectural vision.

Author: Duncan Stroik

Publisher: Liturgy Training Publications

ISBN: 9781595250377

Category: Catholic church buildings

Page: 192

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This collection of twenty-three essays by Duncan Stroik shows the development and consistency of his architectural vision. Packed with informative essays and over 170 photographs, this collection clearly articulates the Church’s architectural tradition.
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Fifty Modern Churches

Author: Incorporated Church Building Society, London

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000021361418

Category: Anglican church buildings

Page: 175

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The Art of Building in Ancient and Modern Times Or Architecture Illustrated

... of several ancient churches and at , 137 – 139 . basilicas at , 124 – 131 ; the
bell tower , 183 , Pointed - arch style , the peculiarities of , and de - 184 ; St . Peter
' s and other modern churches , tailed account of various buildings erected in 184
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Author: Johann Georg Heck

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:AR00236756

Category: Architecture

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The Roots Our Legacy In The History Of The Modern Church

First United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) was incorporated in November
1965 in Washington, D.C. At that time Bishop Saunders was pastor of the
Rehoboth Church, Washington D.C. at what was formerly a Greek Orthodox
building at the ...

Author: Dr. Robert E. Johnson Sr., DRE

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304698162

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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The African American legacy in biblical history is very rich indeed. In this impeccably researched and easily readable work, Dr. Robert E. Johnson Sr., gives African American history students and casual readers alike even more reason to be proud of our heritage in religion, in the church, and in history.
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Re pitching the Tent

Re-pitching the Tent is a handbook that aims to revitalise the way we regard church buildings, enabling us to see them afresh as a vital component of our worship and mission.

Author: Richard Giles

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 1853115711

Category: Church architecture

Page: 255

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Re-pitching the Tent is a handbook that aims to revitalise the way we regard church buildings, enabling us to see them afresh as a vital component of our worship and mission.
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Semiotics and Church Architecture

The book contains numerous full color reproductions. Gerard Lukken (1933) is professor of liturgy and sacramental theology and director of the Liturgical Institute at the Theological Faculty of Tilburg.

Author: Gerard Lukken

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9039000638

Category: Religion

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In recent decades semiotics has succeeded in establishing itself as a discipline with international recognition. As a discipline specifically devoted to the study of signs and sign systems, it is relevant to the discipline of theology, working as it does with verbal and non-verbal signs. Since 1976 Semanet, a Dutch study group, has applied Greimassian semiotics to linguistic theological statements. More recently, Gerard Lukken undertook the analysis of church buildings. It was at that stage that Mark Searle joint Semanet during a sabbatical leave. He applied the analytical method to a particular church: SS. Peter and Paul in Tilburg, which is of interest both as a representative modern church and as a particularly intruiging object for semiotic analysis. The book shows how Greimassian semiotic theory as it relates to architecture was developed into a usable method for analysing particular church buildings and then demonstrates how such an analysis might be conducted. The book contains numerous full color reproductions. Gerard Lukken (1933) is professor of liturgy and sacramental theology and director of the Liturgical Institute at the Theological Faculty of Tilburg. He studied at the Diocesan Seminary in Haaren, the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana in Rome, and the Institut Superieur de Liturgie in Paris. Mark Searle (1941-1992) was associated professor of pastoral liturgy at the Notre Dame University in Notre Dame (Indiana, USA). He studied at the Franciscan House of Studies in East Bergholt (United Kingdom), the Institut Superieur de Liturgie in Paris, the Liturgisches Institut in Trier and the Pontificio Ateneo di Sant'Antonio in Rome.
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Religion in America Since 1945

William W. Watkin, Planning and Building the Modern Church (New York: Dodge,
1951), 57. 21. Martin Anderson ... Mies van der Rohe, quoted in Roger G.
Kennedy, American Churches (New York: Crossroad, 1982), 56. 24. Belluschi,
quoted ...

Author: Patrick Allitt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509312

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and been shaped by, some of the most important and divisive issues and events of the last half century: the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, feminism and the sexual revolution, abortion rights, the antinuclear and environmentalist movements, and many others. Allitt argues that the boundaries between religious and political discourse have become increasingly blurred in the last fifty years. Having been divided along denominational lines in the early postwar period, religious Americans had come by the 1980s to be divided along political lines instead, as they grappled with the challenges of modernity and secularism. Partly because of this politicization, and partly because of the growing influence of Asian, Latino, and other ethnic groups, the United States is anomalous among the Western industrialized nations, as church membership and religious affiliation generally increased during this period. Religion in America Since 1945 is a masterful analysis of this dynamism and diversity and an ideal starting point for any exploration of the contemporary religious scene.
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When Church Became Theatre

Cram, Ralph Adams. Church Building: A Study of the Principles of Architecture in
Their Relation to the Church. ... Euster, W. T. The Philosophy of Church Building:
How to Build a Beautiful Modern Church or Parsonage at Half Price. Pendleton ...

Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199881727

Category: Architecture

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For nearly eighteen centuries, two fundamental spatial plans dominated Christian architecture: the basilica and the central plan. In the 1880s, however, profound socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of these traditions and the development of a radically new worship building, the auditorium church. When Church Became Theatre focuses on this radical shift in evangelical Protestant architecture and links it to changes in worship style and religious mission. The auditorium style, featuring a prominent stage from which rows of pews radiated up a sloping floor, was derived directly from the theatre, an unusual source for religious architecture but one with a similar goal-to gather large groups within range of a speaker's voice. Theatrical elements were prominent; many featured proscenium arches, marquee lighting, theatre seats, and even opera boxes. Examining these churches and the discussions surrounding their development, Jeanne Halgren Kilde focuses on how these buildings helped congregations negotiate supernatural, social, and personal power. These worship spaces underscored performative and entertainment aspects of the service and in so doing transformed relationships between clergy and audiences. In auditorium churches, the congregants' personal and social power derived as much from consumerism as from piety, and clerical power lay in dramatic expertise rather than connections to social institutions. By erecting these buildings, argues Kilde, middle class religious audiences demonstrated the move toward a consumer-oriented model of religious participation that gave them unprecedented influence over the worship experience and church mission.
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Fifty Modern Churches

Author: Church Building Society (Church of England)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1153495482

Category: Christian architecture

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Buildings Faith and Worship

3 Church Buildings and Church Services The eighteenth-century Church of
England has had a bad press. ... respectability which pervaded, and in some
cases still pervades, the modern town church of a certain type, with its big bleak
portico, ...

Author: Nigel Yates

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198270135

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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This is the first major study for over forty years of the liturgical arrangement of Anglican churches in the period between the Reformation and the Oxford Movement. The study is based both on surviving buildings and on a wide range of archival sources, such as seating plans, which are used todocument internal changes and to suggest reasons behind them. In the course of the book Nigel Yates challenges many widely held assumptions about the liturgical outlook of the Pre-Tractarian period, and about the impact of ecclesiology on the Church of England. In particular, he emphasizes the existence, hitherto disregarded, of a Church of England movementfor liturgical renewal between 1780 and 1840, which to a degree anticipated some of the ideas previously attributed solely to the ecclesiologists. The discussion is firmly set within the context of European Protestantism, and comparisons are drawn with the liturgical practices both of Calvinists andLutherans.
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Building God s House seven Strategies for Raising a Healthy Church

In many ways, the modern day Church seems to be nowhere near this picture. It
has been said that if one wants to see the state of the Church, they should
observe what happens on a Sunday morning. The Church is divided on racial,
ethnic, ...

Author: Francene Hash

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781597814584

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Modern Churches

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101075431674

Category: Church architecture

Page: 240

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