Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy

by Denis McNamara. Hillenbrand Books, 2009.

Written in five parts, this book explores the relationship between Roman Catholic beliefs and architecture, and can be used as a resource for churches looking to redesign, renovate, or build new facilities.


classic architecture, icons, theology, scripture

Best For

Roman Catholic clergy, lay leaders, architects, and building committees


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Make architecturally sound decisions that honor Roman Catholic faith traditions by sharing this resource with your congregation's architect.
  • Renovate or build a church that resonates with contemporary believers by reading part five of this book, which covers the church in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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