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

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Jeanne Halgren Kilde's survey of church architecture is unlike any other. Her main concern is not the buildings themselves, but rather the dynamic character of Christianity and how church buildings shape and influence the religion. Kilde argues that a primary function of church buildings is to represent and reify three different types of power: divine power, or ideas about God; personal empowerment as manifested in the individual's perceived relationship to the divine; and social power, meaning the relationships between ...

Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195336061

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Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195314694

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