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Mary Hess
Luther Seminary
2481 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

Media literacy in religious education: Engaging popular culture to enhance religious experience

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the program in Religion and Education at Boston College.

Written by Mary E. Hess, Directed by Mary C. Boys, Committee members also included H. John McDargh and M. Brinton Lykes.

Copyright 1998 by Mary E. Hess.

Please note: I am making this dissertation available in PDF format here at my web site so that religious educators and other scholars can access it. You can also get copies of it through UMI. Please be careful to cite all materials appropriately if you make reference to them.

Title Page and Dedication




Chapter One: Methodological Issues

Chapter Two: The Research Workshop

Chapter Three: Beyond the Workshop: Interviews and Partial Conclusions

Chapter Four: Religious Experience Described, Theologically and Psychologically

Chapter Five: Active Responses to Media Culture Within Religious Education




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Last updated July 2001 by Mary Hess.