Architecture in a New Christendom

This passage is from a book by John Betjeman, Ghastly Good Taste, which my wife and I are enjoying very much. Betjeman traces the development of English architecture from the Medieval age to the present (1930s). In the second chapter, he summarizes the argument of the book:

...After the Reform Bill the Middle Class, which represents industrialism, took control--or rather lost control--of the fine Regency tradition. The rest of the book must be a sad but exciting history of the chaos that resulted. The only hope that I can put forward is that England will emerge from its present state of intense individualism and become another Christendom. Not until it is united in belief will its architecture regain coherence. That union cannot come until a return of Christendom...

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