Religion: Christian Architect

To Ralph Adams Cram, 78, architect, medievalist, little-heeded prophet of a return to the religious and political patterns of the Middle Ages, death came in the fullness of faith last week (in Boston).

A little eloquent evangelist, who produced big eloquent structures, Architect Cram lived scarcely more than bodily in the 20th Century. His intense spiritual life was in "the 13th, greatest of centuries," when the faith of a united Christendom bloomed in stone cathedrals from the hard soil of feudal Europe. More than any other one person Cram was responsible for the Gothic revival in U.S. architecture.

Son of a Unitarian minister,...

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