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No Place for God, The Denial of the Transcendent in Modern Church Architecture

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  • Ana Braga-Henebry
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      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it
      is, put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron
      request form right away. This can usually be done online at your
      library's website.

      Title: No Place for God, The Denial of the Transcendent in Modern
      Church Architecture
      Author: by Moyra Doorly
      Publisher: Ignatius Press
      Date Published: March 2007
      ISBN: 1586171534
      Length: 160 pages
      Price: $14.95 Papaerback

      From the publisher's website, http://www.ignatius.com/index.aspx:

      In their quest to adapt to and speak to the present age, Catholics
      over the last forty years have unquestioningly allowed the trends in
      modern architecture to fashion their churches, and the outcome has
      been the construction of the ugliest and emptiest churches in history,
      according to author Moyra Doorly, an architect from England.

      Doorly traces the principles of modern architecture to the ideas of
      space that spread rapidly during the 20th century. She sees a parallel
      between the desacralization of the heavens, and consequently of our
      churches, and the inward search for a god of one’s own. This double
      movementâ€"away from the transcendent God, who reveals himself to man
      through Scripture and tradition, and toward an inner truth relevant
      only to oneselfâ€"has emptied our churches of the majesty and beauty
      that once inspired reverence in both believers and unbelievers alike.
      Illustrated with many photographs.
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