WEXFORD, Ireland (PRWEB) June 04, 2015
A fascination with Christian churches is something author Richard Outhwaite has had most of his life, and his travels have permitted him to indulge in this attraction. His church visits have demonstrated to him that a church is more than just a building set aside for public worship. For him, the church structure is a sacred space. This analysis prompted him to write “The Christian Temple: Aspects and Development” (published by Xlibris UK), which seeks to examine the Christian church as an enclosing sacred space.
In this book, Outhwaite considers the church background – that is, what constitutes sacred space – and then the historical origin and development of the Christian temple, its theology, liturgy and role in contemporary society. It is primarily a discussion of the church, and only of the development of liturgy and sacred space as is relevant and applies to it. Most, if not all of this discussion is from an Eastern Orthodox perspective.
“This is an interesting book and somewhat takes on a different examination of the church,” Outhwaite explains. “It is a reflection on the present status and future growth of the church”
“The Christian Temple: Aspects and Development” presents a different approach to the church (building) which is not purely architectural. Through the publication of this book, Outhwaite hopes to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the Christian church and what it stands for.
“The Christian Temple: Aspects and Development”
By Richard Outhwaite
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781499091656
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781499091649
E-Book | 98 pages | ISBN 9781499091663
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Richard Outhwaite was born on the Canadian-American border and grew up in the home of his American parents and Canadian grandparents and great-grandfather. He majored in college in both history and chemistry. He took his graduate study at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. He worked both as a bench chemist, a marketing director and a professional musician in New York City. He moved to Seattle and worked as executive director of Axios Recovery Services, sat on five boards of non-profit corporations, and devoted much of his time to St. Spiridon’s Cathedral.
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