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dc.contributor.authorHufnagel, Sean Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:02:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:02:05Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.otherhufnagel_sean_m_201305_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hufnagel_sean_m_201305_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28768
dc.description.abstractIn response to the current lack of ecological responsibility and social function within outdoor spaces surrounding megachurches, the following research investigates how megachurch landscapes can become environmentally responsible, mission-oriented ministry tools. This research presents a justification found in Genesis Scriptures for Christians to steward the earth and allow nature itself to play a role in spiritual revelation. Through collection and coding of mission statements from fifty of the largest Protestant churches in the United States, a framework reveals six ministry concerns toward: the Public, Christians, Appeal, Common Good, God and Self. Connecting these mission concerns to a survey of contemporary landscape architecture projects featured in Landscape Architecture magazine reveals landscape architecture’s potential to repurpose church landscapes into biblically relevant, mission oriented, and environmentally responsible community assets.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture
dc.subjectMegachurch
dc.subjectMission
dc.subjectGod
dc.subjectGenesis
dc.subjectEnvironment
dc.subjectStewardship
dc.subjectChurch
dc.subjectCreation
dc.subjectBible
dc.subjectNature
dc.subjectChristian
dc.subjectMinistry
dc.titleThe great commission of church landscapes
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentCollege of Environment and Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorKatherine Melcher
dc.description.committeeKatherine Melcher
dc.description.committeeMelissa Tufts
dc.description.committeeMarianne Cramer
dc.description.committeeWayne Coppins


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