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Essential Guide: The Space Church Church Edition

The architecture of churches has always aimed to awe. Yet while some houses of worship convey the staggering unknowable nature of the spiritual with flying buttresses and ornate rose windows, other churches seem ready to take off for the heavens all on their own. We’ve rounded up 20 churches from around the world that look like space ships, from brutalist behemoths to stained glass-studded modernist cathedrals.

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