An Architecture of Immanence
Architecture for Worship and Ministry Today
By (author) Mark A. Togerson
Architecture of Immanence by Mark A. Togerson
Book DescriptionBaroque, Gothic, Romanesque, Greek: these traditional architectural styles are easily recognizable in public buildings and especially in houses of worship. Each has a particular influence on sacred space, and all tend to highlight the utter transcendence of God. In "An Architecture of Immanence", Mark Torgerson asserts that modern architecture has heavily influenced the construction of new sacred spaces, producing a new way of building that emphasizes God's coming near to us. Torgerson begins by discussing a proper understanding of God's transcendence and immanence and showing how church architecture has traditionally interpreted these key concepts. He, then, traces the theological roots of immanence's priority from liberal theology and liturgical innovation to modern architecture. Next, Torgerson illustrates this new architecture of immanence through particular practitioners, focusing especially on the work of theologically savvy architect Edward Anders Sovik. Finally, he addresses the future of church architecture as congregations are buffeted by the twin forces of liturgical change and postmodernism. A celebration and exploration of the modern conception of sacred space, "An Architecture of Immanence" will interest architects, liturgists, and all Christians who seek to read the sacred spaces of the recent past.
Buy Architecture of Immanence book by Mark A. Togerson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780802832092
(235mm x 177mm x 22mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Architecture of Immanence book by Mark A. Togerson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Mark A. Togerson
Mark A Torgerson is Associate Professor of Worship Arts at Judson College, Illinois, USA. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, he has a lifelong interest in the concept of sacred space.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.