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dc.contributor.authorGonzaga, Paul Vincenten
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:17:03Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:17:03Zen
dc.date.issued1998-05-01en
dc.identifier.otheretd-100398-102908en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/29181en
dc.description.abstractThe Book of Exodus in the Old Testament recounts the liberation and salvation of an oppressed people and their subsequent journey to and arrival at the Promised Land. In the Christian Church, this journey continues in the lives of believers. The spiritual journey begins with salvation, continues with a repeated process of suffering and redemption, and terminates with an awakening to a better understanding of God.

The spiritual journey made concrete is the concern of this project. The Christian life, grossly simplified, is a passage from one place to another. The believer is constantly passing through the threshold from this life to the next, from an old, limited understanding of the divine to a new understanding.

In the Catholic Church, this process of passage is ritualized in the journey of the believer to the church each Sunday. Upon entering the church building, the believer passes from the secular and mundane to the sacred and holy.

Where does the secular end and the sacred begin? How does one delimit a boundary between the two? How does one cross the threshold from the profane to the sacred? That is the focus of this project.

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dc.format.extentiv, 22 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 42012070en
dc.relation.haspartsacred.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectliturgyen
dc.subjectcatholicen
dc.subjectchurchen
dc.subjectarchitectureen
dc.subjectthresholden
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1998.G669en
dc.titleSacred Threshold: An Examination of the Threshold in a Catholic Church for Hispanic Immigrantsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
dc.contributor.committeechairPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJenkins, Eric J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKarvouni, Mariaen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-100398-102908/en
dc.date.sdate1998-10-04en
dc.date.rdate1998-11-20en
dc.date.adate1998-11-20en


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