America's Religious Architecture: Sacred Places for Every Community by Marilyn J. ChiatAmerica's Religious Architecture: Sacred Places for Every Community by Marilyn J. Chiat

America's Religious Architecture: Sacred Places for Every Community

byMarilyn J. Chiat

Paperback | October 7, 1997

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From the Moorish synagogue in small Texas town, to the New England meetinghouse nestled in the palm trees of Hawaii, this comprehensive historical survey of America's religious architecture celebrates the country's ethnic and spiritual diversity through the magnificent breadth of these community landmarks. The first comprehensive architectural and cultural history of its kind, the book features 500 places of worship nationwide, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Includes over 300 black-and-white photographs and foreword by Bill Moyers, creator of the PBS "Genesis" series.
MARILYN J. CHIAT is Director of the Minnesota chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and an adjunct professor of near eastern and classical studies at the University of Minnesota. Her publications on preservation and religious architecture include A Handbook of Synagogue Architecture.
Title:America's Religious Architecture: Sacred Places for Every CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:October 7, 1997Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471145025

ISBN - 13:9780471145028

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Table of Contents

America's Religious Heritage.

New England.

Middle Atlantic Region.

East North Central Region.

West North Central Region.

South Atlantic Region.

East South Central Region.

West South Central Region.

Mountain Region.

Pacific Region.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

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PThe United States has more houses of worship than any other country in the world: churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and meeting houses. America's Religious Architecture profiles 500 of these wonderfully varied places - each one a powerful living symbol of the religious freedom on which the nation was founded. You will find vivid details about the origin, architectural features, and social history of each structure, plus information on the patterns of religious settlement in every state. With hundreds of photographs of these distinctive buildings - many listed in the National Register of Historic Places - this book presents a fascinating portrait of the American spiritual landscape and the faith that sustains it