Abductive Columns

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Oral/Print Culture Architecture

The differences between Gothic-styled cathedral architecture (left photo) and Protestant Church architecture (right photo) are quite dramatic in the move away from symbolic (oral-period) to a rational and linear construction (print-era).

In the print culture (reformation/restoration era) the building no longer embodies the story, as the cathedral did with its spires reaching toward God.

Reformation/restoration churches reflects rationalism. The setting inside the reformed church is ideal to address an audience and make a rational case on behalf of the gospel.

Adapted from Rex Miller’s Millennium Matrix


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