"A brilliant contribution to the growing literature on church architecture. An insightful study that draws on a wide range of visual evidence from many layers---liturgical, architectural, historic, aesthetic---from throughout the Christian world,"---Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 384 pages, softcover. Oxford University.
Thinking about church architecture has come to an impasse. Reformers and traditionalists are talking past each other. In Theology in Stone , Richard Kieckhefer seeks to help both sides move beyond the standoff toward a fruitful conversation about houses of worship. Drawing on a wide range of historical examples with an eye to their contemporary relevance, he offers refreshing new ideas about the meanings and uses of church architecture.