What can architecture tell us about belief?
Our beliefs often determine the form of our sacred structures. But the opposite can also be true. Buildings are capable of stimulating, reinforcing, or clarifying belief as well. El Castillo in ancient Chichén Itzá and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in medieval Paris suggest the important role that architecture can play in expressing faith and negotiating the place of religion in not only our ritual lives, but also our day-to-day experience.