Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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I think the point I would try to make is that Duncan Stroik and the ‘new classicists’ [I’m assuming Oxford is a Stroik?] in seeking to return church architecture to it’s classical tradition, misses the whole point about what the church’s tradition in architecture is.
The question of what the Church’s tradition in architecture (as far as style, etc) is concerned only arises in the Latin or Western Church.
Among the Orientals, the tradition of ecclesiastical architecture has long been closely defined and despite this and the revages of history, it continues to produce creative works of art.
Is it perhaps not time for the Latin Church to define matters more closely in matters of church architecture? At present, the few general norms that exist have, for a long period, often been completely ignored.