Sacred Power, Sacred Space

I read “Sacred Power, Sacred Space” by Jeanne Halgren Kilde yesterday.
(248 pages, paperback, Oxford University Press)

The book is written from a heterodox position. The author views Christianity
as being about power and by extension the buildings used for Christian worship
as tools and expression of power enforcement and struggle. Even so the brief
survey was beneficial as it extends from the first century to the twentieth in 248
pages. If only more pages could have been spent on the design, philosophy and
theology and how it materialized in the architecture and less on the soapbox of
power I would have planned to read the book again. As it is I will save myself
the time.

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