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The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

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The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Gretchen Buggeln

After World War II, America’s religious denominations spread into the rapidly developing suburbs, expanding old congregations and starting new ones, in the process spending billions of dollars on church architecture. In step with their evolving ideas of worship and community, many congregations sought revolutionary, modern buildings—“Churches for Today” as they were called by a regular Sunday feature ... Read more


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