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Religious Architecture

LOOK: This Ancient City May Have Been Built For The Gods

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Built more than 2,000 years ago, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra has a religious history embedded in its very walls. Some refer to Petra as the...

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...

You Won't Believe What This Building Is!

Posted 11.15.2012 | Miami

Talk about incongruous! A virgin has inspired an incredible architectural design for a parcel of land near a Miami mall. Or make that 27 virgins: ...

Islamic Art: In Paradise There Is Always Water

Michael Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Michael Wolfe

Such is the vision of the "Better World" that Islamic civilization created from the eighth century onward. These intrepid empire-builders managed to create great palace-garden complexes, where water is the central element.

PHOTOS: Breathtaking Sacred Architecture In The 21st Century

Lukas Feireiss | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion

By Lukas Feireiss, co-editor of 'Closer to God: Religious Architecture and Sacred Spaces' (Gestalten). Architecture addresses and expresses. It to...

BLOGWATCH> Churches Like You've Never Them Seen Before On 'Daily Bread'

inqmnd.ca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Considering that Christmas was originally a Christian holiday, it is only appropriate that we take one day to observe the interiors of a few churches....

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.