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Church Architecture

LOOK: This Glass Church Is 'So Close To God' In The Middle Of A Forest

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion

Visitors to Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will probably be struck by two things: the immense glass walls and ceiling and the dense for...

LOOK: They Are Watching You From Above

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Gargoyles are essentially elaborate, stylized rain gutters. Their mouths provide a spout that lets water drain from the roofs of churches and temples ...

Fantasy Islands - Whimsical Churches in Far-Flung Polynesia: Going Spiritual on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you brave the distance and airline schedules, you'll be amazed by the fanciful stone churches that now grace the bays and hills of an island whose warrior inhabitants are credited with woolfing down the whole population of the nearby islet of Alofi in one cannibal sitting in the 19th century.

LOOK: The World's 50 Wildest Churches

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

One can't help but be awed by the unique beauty of these chapels and churches. They are works of art as well as places of worship. Over 100 years a...

Will The New Pope Help To Improve Catholic Church Architecture?

Thom Nickels | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Thom Nickels

No matter where I travel, whether it's to Louisville, Ky., Vienna, a remote island in the Caribbean, Paris, Montreal or Quebec City -- I see revamped Catholic sacred spaces and cathedrals stripped bare.

Don't Pass Me The Plate For Your Church's Upkeep

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

The fact is, many American churches are historic. Are we going to put them all on the taxpayers' bill?

Religious Architecture For Awareness, Openness and Freedom

Martin Marty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Martin Marty

Communities know what to expect when a particular faith is building, as in the case of Christian cathedrals, Muslim mosques, Jewish or Buddhist or Hindu temples. Architects through the centuries have come up with marvelously inventive variations, pushing the edges of their inherited guidelines.