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About Philip Nielsen

Phillip Nielsen is a Ph.D candidate in architecture at Texas A&M University. He studied theology and architecture at the graduate level at the University of Notre Dame. He has written on aesthetics for various journals.

Depicting the Whole Christ: Von Balthasar & Sacred Architecture

By |2019-01-16T12:03:50-05:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Beauty, Catholicism, Christianity, Communio, Culture, Featured, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Philip Nielsen, as he explores the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar on sacred architecture. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher The theological work of twentieth-century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar has only recently begun to take its proper place in Catholic theology. [...]

America’s First Cathedral

By |2014-01-22T23:52:03-05:00June 2nd, 2013|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Architecture, Books|Tags: , , |

The Baltimore Basilica: America's First Cathedral, by Mary-Cabrini Durkin. In America’s First Cathedral, Mary-Cabrini Durkin presents a beautifully illustrated history of the Baltimore diocese’s cathedral from Latrobe’s original designs through its rise as a national symbol of American Catholicism, culminating in years of restoration that have only recently been completed. The first half of America’s First Cathedral places the [...]

Sacred Architecture: The Wisdom of Duncan Stroik

By |2019-02-14T13:15:49-05:00February 24th, 2013|Categories: Architecture, Art, Books, Christianity|Tags: , |

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Duncan G. Stroik, The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal. Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2012. 182 pages, 170 photographs and drawings. Notre Dame’s Duncan Stroik has led the field of Catholic architecture for the last twenty years with unrivaled unity of purpose. [...]

Depicting the Whole Christ: von Balthasar & Sacred Architecture

By |2016-08-12T07:00:04-05:00January 17th, 2013|Categories: Architecture, Beauty, Catholicism, Christianity, Communio, Culture, Featured, Hans Urs von Balthasar|Tags: |

Hans Urs von Balthasar The theological work of twentieth-century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar has only recently begun to take its proper place in Catholic theology. In his lifetime he certainly took a back seat to contemporaries such as Karl Rahner, Yves Congar, and those men who were known as the theological [...]