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Books about church architecture

Books about (church) architecture

- Leslie Barker(ed.): An Annotated Bibliography - Christian Belief and the Built Environment, UCCF 1987.
- T. Barrie: Spiritual Path, Sacred Place : Myth, Ritual, and Meaning in Architecture, Shambala, 1996.
- S. Bergmann (ed.), Architecture, Aesth/Ethics and Religion, IKO-Verlag – Berlin/Transaction Publishers – New Jersey, 2005.
- L. Bouyer: Liturgy and Architecture, University of Notre Dame Press, 1967.
- D.J. Bruggink: Christ and Architecture:  Building Presbyterian/Reformed Churches, Grand Rapids, MI:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1965.
- D.J. Bruggink: When Faith Takes Form:  Contemporary Churches of Architectural Integrity in America (photos and descriptions of 12 North American churches), 1971.
- J. Buscemi and D. Philippart (ed.): Places for Devotion, Meeting House Essays Series, No 4, Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.
- F. Debuyst: Modern Architecture and Christian Celebration, Lutterworth, 1968.
- J. Dupré: Churches, New York, NY:  HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
- M.E. DeSanctis and D. Philippart (ed.): Renewing the City of God, Meeting House Essays Series, No 5, Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.
- M. E. DeSanctis: Building from Belief : Advance, Retreat, and Compromise in the Remaking of Catholic Church Architecture, Liturgical Press, 2002.
- P.C. Finney (ed.): Seeing Beyond the Word: Visual Arts and the Calvinist Tradition, Eerdmans, 1999.
- W. Fox (ed.): Ethics and the Built Environment ed., Routledge, 2000.
- G. Frere-Cook (ed.): Art and Architecture of Christianity, Case Western University – Cleveland, 1972.
- R. Kennedy: American Churches, Crossroad Publishing Company, 1982.
- R. Kieckhefer: Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley, New York, NY:  Oxford University Press, 2004.
- A.C. Loveland and O.B. Wheeler: From Meetinghouse to Megachurch:  A Material and Cultural History, Columbia, MO:  University of Missouri Press, 2003.
- E.C. Lynn: Tired Dragons; Adapting Church Architecture to Changing Needs, Beacon Press, 1972.
- A.T. Mann: Sacred Architecture, Element Books, 1993.
- Marchita B. Mauck: Shaping a House for the Church, Liturgy Training Publications; illustrated edition edition, 1989.
- E. Heathcote and L. Moffatt: Contemporary Church Architecture, Chichester, England; Wiley-Academy – Hoboken, NJ, 2007.
- P. Murray and L. Murray: The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture. Oxford University Press – New York, paperback edition, 1998.
- Nigel Pennick: Sacred Geometry : Symbolism and Purpose in Religious Structures, 2001.
- Robert Proctor: Building the Modern Church, Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975, Ashgate Studies in Architecture, 2014.
- R.K. Seasoltz: A Sense of the Sacred:  Theological Foundations of Christian Architecture and Art, Continuum International Publishing Group - New York, 2005. 
- Peter E. Smith and David Philippart (ed.): Cherubim of Gold : Building Materials & Aesthetics, Meeting House Essays Series, No 3, Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.
- Masao Takenaka: The Place Where God Dwells, An Introduction to Church Architecture in Asia, CCA & ACAA, 112pp., 1995.
- M.A. Torgerson: An Architecture of Immanence: Architecture for Worship and Ministry Today, Eerdmans – Grand Rapids, 2007.
- Richard S. Vosko: Designing Worship Spaces: The Mystery of a Common Vision, Meeting House Essay #8, Liturgy Training Publications, 2007.
- J.F. White: Protestant Worship and Church Architecture: Theological and Historical Considerations, Wipf & Stock Publishers – Eugene OR., 2003.
- J.F. White and S.J. White: Church Architecture:  Building and Renovating for Christian Worship, Nashville, TN - Abingdon Press, 2002.