church architecture, contemporary, modern, lutheran
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
A great many of the churches built for Lutheran congregations in recent years show the strong influence of contemporary developments in architecture. These buildings usually depart so noticeably from the traditional ecclesiastical styles that certain questions quite naturally come to the mind of the interested observer: I. What originally led these congregations to choose the contemporary idiom for their new churches? II. How, exactly, do the modern churches differ from the older ones, and in what ways are they still similar? III. How have church members, community, and visitors reacted toward the new churches after they were built and in use?
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Ehlen, Arlis J.
"Contemporary Church Architecture in the Lutheran Church of America,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 28, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol28/iss1/12