Territories of Faith
Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe
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Publisher: Leuven University Press
Number of Pages: 304
Width: 17 cm
Height: 23.8 cm
In the 1950s and 1960s, thousands of churches were built across Europe in an attempt to keep up with the continent's rapid urbanisation. This book addresses the immense effort related to the planning, financing, and construction of this new religious infrastructure. Going beyond aspects of style and liturgy, and transcending a focus on particular architects or regions, this volume considers church building at the crossroads of pastoral theology, religious sociology, and urban planning. Presenting the rich palette of strategies and methods deployed by congregations, dioceses, government bodies, and private patrons in their attempt to secure a religious presence in the rapidly modernising world, Territories of Faith offers a broad view of the practice of religion and its material expression in the fast-evolving (sub)urban landscapes of post-war Europe. Contributors: Joao Alves da Cunha (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa), Alba Arboix-Alio (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya / Universitat de Barcelona), Umberto Bordoni (Scuola Beato Angelico), Angela Connelly (Manchester School of Architecture), Maria Antonietta Crippa (Politecnico di Milano), Kees Doevendans (TU Eindhoven / KU Leuven), Davide Fusari (Politecnico di Milano), Jesus Garcia Herrero (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Judi Loach (Cardiff University; Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhone-Alpes), Joao Luis Marques (Universidade do Porto), Melanie Meynier-Philip (Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Lyon), Ellen Rowley (University College Dublin), Sofia Anja Singler (Cambridge University), Sven Sterken (KU Leuven), Marina Wesner (TU Berlin), Eva Weyns (KU Leuven), Ferdinando Zanzottera (Politecnico di Milano)