Church Architecture in the Age of Reason: The Ethics

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
    • Art studies and sciences
    • Visual arts
Classicism passions devotion history of ideas aesthetics esthetica eighteenth century church architecture
Project description

This project aims to examine the concepts and ideas that relate church building to human passions and devotion in 18th century France and England. It wants to examine how views of this relation between church architecture, devotion and human passions were exchanged across Europe. In so doing, it also hopes to clarify the influence of confessional differences on church design.