Title

The Role Of The Fine Arts In The Culture Of Southern Baptist Churches

Date of Award

1968

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Advisor(s)

Aubrey S. Garlington

Keywords

Fine Arts, Bible Belt, relgious life, worship, social patterns

Subject Categories

American Studies

Abstract

This dissertation investigates the meaning and function of the fine arts in the behavioral patterns, education, discipline, and standards inculcated by the organized worship services of evangelical, revivalistic Southern Baptists. This paper seeks to probe the mores of a regional culture as expressed through the fine arts conjunctive to the religious belief predominant in the region. Via this focus, the author seeks to offer a picture of a segment of American society, and to touch upon the sociology of religion.--Preface.

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