Glorious Temples or babylonic Whores: The Architecture of Churchbuildings in England According to Consecration Sermons, 1602-1736

Doctoraatsproefschrift Anne-Françoise MorelDoctoral dissertation Anne-Françoise Morel

Glorious Temples or babylonic Whores: The Architecture of Churchbuildings in England According to Consecration Sermons, 1602-1736

This dissertation studies the ideas about church buildings in the seventeenth and early eighteenth- century Church of England. Particular attention is paid to the status of the church building, its holiness, its aesthetic qualities, liturgical and devotional functions, and how these concerns informed architectural design. In other words, this study traces how architecture interacted with views on church buildings in the context of the English Reformation. By examining how the particular religious context charged church buildings with meaning it will develop new perspectives on their architecture.

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Doctoral student: Anne-Françoise Morel
Public defense:
2011-02-02

Supervisor: prof. Maarten Delbeke, supervisor, UGent - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (EA01)

Examination Board:
prof. Rik Van de Walle, chairman
prof. Patrick De Baets, UGent - Department of Mechanical Construction and Production (EA04)
dr. Clare Haynes, The University of Edinburgh (UK)
prof. Andrew Spicer, Oxford Brookes University (UK)
prof. Anne-Laure Van Bruaene, UGent - Department of History (LW03)
prof. Krista De Jonge, K.U.Leuven
prof. Maarten Delbeke, supervisor, UGent - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (EA01)
prof. Dirk De Meyer, secretary, UGent - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (EA01)
prof. Caroline van Eck, Leiden University (The Netherlands)
prof. Bart Verschaffel, UGent - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (EA01)

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