PowerLinks 11.18.16

Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls
Geoff Manaugh, Atlas Obscura
In the process of researching the phenomenon, Heilbron uncovered a surprising story of cooperation not only between religion and science, but between precision astronomical observation and Catholic liturgy, between architectural design and the Christian calendar. Direct, even enthusiastic collaboration, uniting esoteric science with canonical religious belief, lay at the core of this hidden story.

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