A deep strain of tribal politics is dividing societies around the globe. Organized religions are also coping with scandals, disappointments, and polarizing ideologies. The history of Christianity reveals that such frictions deeply wound the church. Fr. Richard S. Vosko recognizes that liturgical buildings are metaphorical expressions of the people of God. He proposes, in a relational way, that when all physical and psychological boundaries in a place of worship are removed people will discover a common ground. Building on theological foundations and design principles, Vosko envisions what an egalitarian "servant church" can look like. In a bold but thoughtful manner, he presents progressive insights into the fields of church art and architecture.
Richard S. Vosko, PhD, is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and has worked internationally as a liturgical designer and consultant since 1970. His award-winning portfolio includes 135 churches, 13 cathedrals, and innumerable synagogue consultations. Vosko is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects and is a well-known author and lecturer on religion, art, and architecture.