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NOTRE DAME, Ind., Sept. 14, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Central to the landscape of the University of Notre Dame's campus are its chapels. From the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in the center of campus, to the modest Log Chapel predating the founding of the university, sanctuaries abound in Notre Dame's common spaces, academic buildings, and residence halls.
Cover: The Chapels of Notre Dame, by Lawrence S. Cunningham, Photography by Matt Cashore
In The Chapels of Notre Dame, the university's most sacred spaces are brought to life in rich color and story. Some 200 full-color photographs by university photographer Matt Cashore are interspersed with commentary by well-known Notre Dame professor Lawrence S. Cunningham on the theological, artistic, architectural, and historic dimensions of the fifty-seven chapels embedded throughout the campus. Combined, their work captures the centrality and significance of Notre Dame's chapels in the spiritual life of this 170-year-old university.
"This beautiful book illustrates many of those places on our campus where the faith is performed in its formal worship as well as in its informal prayers and devotions," said Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. "The chapels on the campus of Notre Dame are a visible testimony to our common Catholic faith; a lasting reminder of the generosity of our many benefactors; and an iconic tribute of that beauty coming from human hands as a reflection of the source of all beauty -- God."
Lawrence S. Cunningham is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author and editor of twenty-five books, including A Brief History of Saints.
Matt Cashore is the senior university photographer for the University of Notre Dame. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, and ESPN The Magazine. His most recent book is Celebrating Notre Dame.
The Chapels of Notre Dame
Lawrence S. Cunningham
Photography by Matt Cashore
ISBN: 978-0-268-03735-2 / Cloth edition 2012, $45.00
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