Dean G. Blevins



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Class Texts 1) Web-based Publications: Chapman R. Clark, “Entering Their World: A Qualitative Look at the Changing Face of Contemporary Adolescence,” Journal of Youth Ministry (Fall 2002) available on-line (6/9/2004) at Read also the five part seminar on Qualitative Research courtesy Don Ratcliff (6/09/2004)at (apx. 25 pages). Also read Dean G. Blevins, “The Means of Grace and Christian Religious Education: Formation, Discernment, Transformation” 15 pages, online %204.htm. 2) Patricia Hersch, A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescence (New York: Ballentine Books Readers Companion, 1999), 379 pages; OR Barbara Schneider & David Stevenson, The Ambitious Generation: America's Teenagers, Motivated but Directionless (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 276 pages. NOTE: Hersch is the primary text but please read Schneider & Stevenson if you have read Hersch for a different class for your book report. Regardless bring your copy of Hersch to class (we will discuss both texts at some point during class). 3) Pete Ward, God at the Mall: Youth Ministry that Meets Kids Where They are At (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999), 160 pages. 4) Michael Warren, Youth, Gospel, Liberation, 3rd edition (Chicago: ACTA Publications, 2000), 185 pages.

Publication Date

January 2004


Asbury Theological Seminary


Summer, Kentucky, YM665



YM 665 Youth Culture and Trends