Melvil Decimal System: 246.72
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Christian practice and observance
Christian pastoral practice and religious orders
Christian organization, social work, worship
History of Christianity
Religious Fiction, etc. (No Longer Used)
Hymns and Religious Poetry, Mostly. (No Longer Used)
Christian Art and Symbolism
Byzantine and Gothic ecclesiology
Primitive church and heathen art
Images in Churches; Iconoclasts
Protestantism and religious art
Emblematic and cryptographic art: catacomb symbols
Liturgic symbolism: altar, colors, lights
Evangelistic use of music and art, pictorial and plastic: Della Robbias
Eucharistic music: Ambrose, Gregory the Great; Later development
Works under MDS 246.72
- Life Scripts for the Church: Volume I by Paul Joiner
- Righteous Acts: Contemporary Drama Sketches for Youth Ministry by John Cosper
- Don't Give Up the Script!: Writing Original Sketches for the Church by Roberta Allen
- The cross in the sawdust circle: A theology of clown ministry by Dick Hardel
- Dramas with a Message, Vol. 2: 21 Reproducible Dramatic Sketches for the Local Church (Dramas with a Message) by Doug Fagerstrom
- The Colossal Book of Quick Skits: Bite-Sized Plays to Provoke and Ponder by Paul McCusker
- Scripture out loud! : dramatic readings for Lent and Easter, by Marianne Houle
- More Fun with Drama: Skits & Such for Youth by Naomi Mitchum
- Brief Dramas For Worship: Twelve Ready-to-Use Scripts by Karen Farish Miller
- Slice of Life Worship Dramas by Shelly Barsuhn
- Faithful Performances (Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts) by Trevor A. Hart
- Playing Up by Dave Hopwood
- Drama for the Dramatically Challenged: Church Plays Made Easy (Includes CD) by Laura L. Martinez
- Lights, Drama, Worship! - Volume 2: Plays, Sketches, and Readings for the Church by Karen F. Williams
- Lights, Drama, Worship! - Volume 3: Plays, Sketches, and Readings for the Church by Karen F. Williams
- Dramas with a Message, Vol. 4: 21 Reproducible Dramatic Sketches for the Local Church (Dramas with a Message) by Doug Fagerstrom
- Go Ye Therefore: Dramas for Today's Church by Leigh Ann Thomas
- Instant Puppet Skits: 20 Stories from People Who Met Jesus by John Robert Cutshall
- Provocables!: Dramatic Readings for Faith and Life by Jerry K. Robbins
- Acting on Faith by Charles M. Tanner
- Drama for Worship: Contemporary Sketches for Opening Hearts to God by Curt Cloninger
- Preparation: Dramas for Lent (Intermission Scripts) by Alice Bass
- Life Scripts for the Church: Volume II by Paul Joiner
- Once upon a Mystery: What Happens Next? by Michael E. Moynahan
- Select Scripts by Paul Johnson
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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