A symbolic analysis of the dimensions of holiness in American culture and curriculum : toward a symbolic synthesis of wholeness

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George Campbell Hage (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: This study involves a symbolic analysis from which a symbolic synthesis is derived. The analysis is based upon a structuralist and values approach to interpreting the epistemological and ontological dimensions of cultures and societies. Herein the focus of this approach includes American culture and public school curriculum. Applying this hermeneutic discloses American culture and curriculum as being a consciousness and consensus based upon the Puritan colonial ethos. Hence, this ethos provides the core consensus and cultural unconsciousness of the present and historic American consciousness and consensus. Basically, this ethos is substantiated by a levitical reality defined in the Penteteuch. In the Puritan mind, this reality was delimited by biblical myths and types summed up in the law of holiness.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Public schools $x Curricula
Educational anthropology
United States $x Social life and customs

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