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Understanding a Church

What do you see and what does it mean?

By: Schloeder, Steven J

Format: A6 Booklet

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

ISBN : 9781860829222

Number of Pages: 64

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Publication Date: 06 May 2014

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Product Code: LT07


What do you see when you walk into a Catholic church, and what does it all mean? From the Altar to the Crucifix, the Nave to the Tabernacle, this book takes you through the church and explains the meaning and purpose of its various parts. Discover the profound symbolism of the House of God which provides an appropriate setting for prayer and the celebration of the sacraments.

About the Author: Steven J Schloeder, PhD, AIA is a licensed architect and theologian who specialises both in the design and theory of Catholic church architecture. He is the author of “Catholic Architecture” (CTS) and the founder of Liturgical Environs PC (

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Mrs. Rhonda Haegele


I love this book! I have used it to teach undergraduate theology students, and it proved very effective. It is easily digestible and content-rich. I highly recommend it.