Pixilated stained glass : a fantasy theme analysis of online and face-to-face Christian community

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dc.contributor.advisor Chesebro, James W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jones, Elizabeth B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:32Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2007 .J66 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188373
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates how two Christian communities — differentiated primarily by their medium of communication — characterize and cast Christian community. The method of fantasy theme analysis was used to explore this thesis's central research question; namely, are content differences present in the ways in which face-to-face and digital communication systems characterize and cast the Christian sense of community? After an analysis of St. Pixels Church of the Internet (digital communication) and St. Luke's United Methodist Church (face-to-face communication) it was found that the online community demonstrated a rhetorical vision of koinonia, while the face-to-face community demonstrated a rhetorical vision of ekklesia.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Telecommunications
dc.format.extent 2, 90 leaves : col. ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Internet -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Christians -- Social conditions. en_US
dc.title Pixilated stained glass : a fantasy theme analysis of online and face-to-face Christian community en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1371202 en_US

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