Who says churches have to look like monuments to an ancient architectural style? The greatest religious buildings have always reflected the aspirations of the time they were built. And these gorgeously futuristic houses of worship are no exception. Here are some of the most gorgeous futuristic churches in the world.

Grundtvig's Church, a Lutheran church in Copenhagen, Denmark, designed by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint in Expressionist style, built between 1927 and 1940.

(via Kars Alfrink and Matthew Black)

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, near Coloado Springs, Colorado, designed by Walter Netsch, constructed between 1959 and 1962.

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Trendsetters Church International, built in 1968 by a Pentecostal preacher named Neal Frisby in Phoenix, Arizona.

(via Wandering Justin and Waymarking)

The Wireman Chapel at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, designed by the Chicago-based Perkins and Will, inspired by the works of Eero Saarinen, dedicated in March 1969.

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The underground Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland, designed by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, carved from the bedrock in the late 1960s, completed in 1969.

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The Cathedral of Maringá, designed by José Augusto Bellucci, allegedly inspired by the Soviet sputnik satellites. It stands in Maringá, Brazil, and was completed in 1972.

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