The usefulness of the original legend of Saint Francis of Assisi in religious education
Hull, Mona Cutler
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This study defends the hypothesis that Franciscan legends and myth themes, based on historical incidents, constitute significant Christian heritage, expressed at deep pre-conscious levels, and are therefore appropriate and valuable educational materials, relevant to the development of the spiritual personality, and useful in Church School curricula. Legend and myth are defined, classified, and evaluated as to their meaning in the educative process. The unconscious use of myth as symbol in the emotional development of the person is explored with special reference to Franciscan material, which contains such typical myth themes as the paradisiacal state, the hero figure, nature stories, and creation legend [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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