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Our Temples are Not Made

With Hands

CHURCHES, their plan and furniture. are things which our fathers took more or less for granted, but in modern times .have become a fashionable tilting ground for controversialists and market for experiments.

All too recently the protagonists of function were holding fast to the last word; no-one seems to have noticed how brief their

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stay and how silent and modest their departure,

We are now steering a vague and uncharted course among the seas of individual abstractions, about as reliable to the plain man as trips to outer space, or subscribing to artistic standards as out of date as Pugin, only their dates lie in the imagined future.

The case is not always as had as this. Men still study the history of architecture, and in steering away from the Scylla of fantasy we are liable to • be swallowed up by the Charybdis of uninspired compositions taken out of text books.

Ought there not to be a spiritual principle, a supernatural light ready to infuse human science and skill and guide it towards a right achievement just as the Spirit leads




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