Abstract

A high school art teacher investigates the relationship of his religious beliefs with his notions of what it means to be creative. This Mormon teacher examines his religious and experiential life through self-study, by drawing from autoethnographic and hermeneutic phenomenological strategies. He believes that everyone, including himself and his students, has a creative potential. He also analyzes how his Mormon religion affects his view of creativity and how creativity has affected his behavior as a Mormon. The conclusions he reaches uncover the need for balance between his creative self and his Mormon self and outlines several ways to merge these two aspects of his life.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Art

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Date Submitted

2016-11-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd8932

Keywords

self-study, autoethnography, Mormon, creativity, religion, art education

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