Can Folk Be Saved Out of Church?

One of 35 works in the series: G. Dallas Smith Collection available on this site.

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A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. Using this particular sermon chart, as the preacher reads down the pages, first the left, then the right page, he traces the meaning of identity in the people of God. He moves quickly to the church, citing Ephesians 1 and Colossians 1. This sermon explores, if only in a basic way, a common understanding of ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the church, among Churches of Christ. By employing imagery of the large book, presumably a Bible, as the backdrop for the chart contents, the ... continued below

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 68.50 in. (173.9 cm) x 82 in. (208.2 cm)

Creation Information

Villines, Frank (1899-1979) [1900..1960].

Context

This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts and one other and was provided by Abilene Christian University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 36 times . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Abilene Christian University Library

The Abilene Christian Library is ACU's resource for scholarly Christian communication, innovative technology, and interdisciplinary creativity. The main hub is Brown Library, which provides a wealth of digital resources for students and faculty alike.

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A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. Using this particular sermon chart, as the preacher reads down the pages, first the left, then the right page, he traces the meaning of identity in the people of God. He moves quickly to the church, citing Ephesians 1 and Colossians 1. This sermon explores, if only in a basic way, a common understanding of ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the church, among Churches of Christ. By employing imagery of the large book, presumably a Bible, as the backdrop for the chart contents, the preacher reinforces a notion that he speaks only from the Bible. In this way the chart reflects both a doctrinal commitments, but also a persuasive rhetorical strategy.

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 68.50 in. (173.9 cm) x 82 in. (208.2 cm)

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This work is part of the following collections of related materials.

Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts

Sermon charts, or bed sheets painted with text and/or artwork, were used as visual aids to preachers' sermons. The sermon charts in this collection date from the 1900s to the 1970s.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • [1900..1960]

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

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  • Nov. 5, 2013, 10:19 a.m.

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Villines, Frank (1899-1979). Can Folk Be Saved Out of Church?, artwork, [1900..1960]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347039/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.