Hi! Make sure to follow the following instructions for each discussions: Discussion #1: Early Christian symbols, used to covertly identify and communicate with other converts,

Hi! Make sure to follow the following instructions for each discussions: Discussion #1: Early Christian symbols, used to covertly identify and communicate with other converts, continued to be used in the visual arts even after Christianity was legalized in 313 C.E. To this day, the ichthus and Good Shepherd, among many others, are synonymous with specific principles of the Christian faith. To get a better understanding of Early Christian symbols, do some research. Learn more about the study of early Christian symbols, icons, and texts: • (early Christian) • (the study of books, manuscripts, and codices as physical objects) • (deciphering historical manuscripts and writing) Observe how some of the early Christian symbols continued to appear in later art objects, some even up to the present day: • (depictions of gesture) • (cross-monogram) • • • (ancient thru contemporary uses of the symbol) Discussion #2: Discussion #3: Explore and discuss. The fall of the Roman empire led to a combination of Roman, Christian, and Germanic elements in the architecture of the resulting new kingdoms. The Middle Ages introduced new architectural styles, including Romanesque, then Gothic churches. Learn more about the architecture of the medieval period: Examine the images of Romanesque churches on pages 153 through 156  and Gothic churches on pages 157 through 163. Learn more about these styles, as well as other religious structures being built elsewhere at the same time, on the Web. Discussion #4: Discussion #5:

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