Churches

A building used for Christian worship.

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iglesia Spanish
chiesa Italian
église French
church
churches
kirche German
church architecture
church buildings
kirks
kirkes
kurks
kerken Dutch
kerk Dutch
kerkgebouwen Dutch
iglesias Spanish
chirche
chiriche
churche
chureche
circe
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kirrke

More Definitions

Buildings for public Christian worship that are distinguished historically from chapels and oratories, which are buildings that are in some respect private, or not public in the widest sense. Church architecture generally somewhat follows standard models, which vary depending upon the date, location, and characteristics of the congregation.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007466. The J. Paul Getty Trust.