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Study Sacred Architecture This Fall

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Thu, Sep 16, 2021 @ 09:47 AM

New faculty member Erik Bootsma, licensed architect, lecturer, and commentator, will teach HUM 260/THEO 290 and THEO 590 Theology of Sacred Architecture in the Fall II term, which starts October 25th.

The course introduces the history, theology, and symbolism of Catholic sacred architecture and focuses on how the development of Catholic sacred architecture and theology has affected the shape, configuration, and use of the Catholic Church throughout various architectural styles and eras.

Mr. Bootsma holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and is a registered architect in the state of Virginia. He has been in private practice since 2014 focusing on ecclesiastical architecture.

He is also the author of numerous articles on architecture, and his work has been published by First Things, Crisis Magazine, Catholic World Report, Adoremus, and the Catholic News Agency. He has also lectured at the Catholic Art Guild and at the University of Notre Dame, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and The Catholic University of America.