A functional analysis of Christian symbols across time

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dc.contributor.advisor Glenn, Elizabeth J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bill, Emme E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:33:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:33:00Z
dc.date.created 1981 en_US
dc.date.issued 1981
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1981 .B45 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182400
dc.description.abstract Visual symbols of Christianity are the topic of this research. An analysis of the function, form, and meaning of a selected group of visual symbols was conducted for three periods of Christian history: Early, Medieval and Contemporary The hypothesis being tested is that the meanings and forms of the symbols have remained relatively unchanged through time, while the function of visual symbols during each of. these periods was determined by the cultural milieu. The data was collected from three sources: (1) the archaeological record for the Early period; (2) existing documentary records for the Medieval period, and (3) from interviews with contemporary clergy.This study has clearly demonstrated that through time the cultural milieu has determined the function of the symbols and the position of the church in society, but it has had little or no affect on their form and meaning. It has also demonstrated that the previous cultural milieu affects the coming cultural milieu.
dc.format.extent vi, 84 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Christian art and symbolism. en_US
dc.subject.other Jesus Christ -- Art. en_US
dc.title A functional analysis of Christian symbols across time en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/251471 en_US


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