the imaginative conservative logo

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.
1 865

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...

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...
0 2443

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...
2 3709

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...