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dc.contributor.advisorTofle, Ruth Brenteng
dc.contributor.authorIngham, Diana L.eng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (July 13, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies.eng
dc.description.abstractWorship has changed through the centuries (Jones, 2000 and White, 2003). In the mid 1800s, the feelings and emotions of the individual worshiper became an important consideration in church service (White, 2003). Little research has been conducted to ascertain the role architecture plays in this experience (MacDonald, 2002). Using a qualitative research format, this is a case study of two Presbyterian Churches in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The overall goal of this study is to understand what creates feelings of meaning on Sunday mornings in these churches' sanctuaries. Five recurrent themes were discovered that seem to be necessary for these feelings: 1) large quantity of natural light, 2) feeling a connection with nature, 3) visible symbols of the Presbyterian faith, 4) optimal acoustics for music as well as the spoken word, and 5) architectural volume.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb55879597eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4242
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshPresbyterian church buildingseng
dc.subject.lcshChurch architectureeng
dc.titleExperiencing meaning in two presbyterian churches: a qualitative analysiseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectural studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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