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Mohebpour, Ida; Reysen, Stephen; Gibson, Shonda; Hendricks, LaVelle – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
We tested a mediated moderation model with the interaction of students' degree of religiosity and perception of the university environment as accepting of one's religion predicting satisfaction with the university mediated by positive social relations. When the university was perceived as accepting of one's religion (vs less accepting), greater…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Religion, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
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Aijian, J. L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Although the deadly vice of acedia is prevalent in contemporary student culture, it is often misunderstood as mere carelessness. This article reconstructs the ancient meaning of acedia, highlighting its outward markers and arguing for a complex account of its internal motivations grounded in the work of John Cassian. These insights are then…
Descriptors: Christianity, Undergraduate Students, Psychological Patterns, Anxiety
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Edie, Fred P. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Christian Catechumens of antiquity participated bodily in a variety of deeply evocative ritual symbolic practices. At the Syrian church where Ephrem served as a deacon, they would also have spoken or sung poetic verse juxtaposing images from the biblical story to symbols and practices of the baptismal rites of initiation. Although Ephrem's aim was…
Descriptors: Imagination, Poetry, Christianity, Biblical Literature
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Glenn, Justin – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
John Amos Comenius developed a revolutionary philosophy of education in seventeenth-century Europe. He argued for ideas such as universal education, which was virtually unheard of in his time but has become standard in modern western society. In the middle of the twentieth century, Comenius's ideas were heralded in the secular educational…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Equal Education
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Davis, Darin H.; Wadell, Paul J. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
This article explores how educating lives for Christian wisdom might serve as an antidote to the vice of "acedia," a prominent feature of the culture of contemporary higher education. After suggesting that the capital vice of "acedia" seems to capture well various facets of our present age and how the pursuit of wisdom serves…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Values Clarification, Values
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Kendall, Dana L.; Campanario, Scott C. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Scientists dedicate their careers to the quest of learning about the world through the collection and reporting of empirical data. Subsequently, practitioners apply this information in a variety of settings to positively impact society at large. However, there is a growing consensus that the current system for publishing and disseminating research…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Ethics
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Matthias, Laurie R. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
This article responds to Chris Higgins' (2010) claim that perpetuating the myth of altruism is a factor that leads to teacher burnout, thus making "flourishing teacher" an oxymoron. It does so by exploring various views of the Christian concepts of agape, kenosis, and desire, debunking some persistent definitions that linger in Christian…
Descriptors: Altruism, Christianity, Religious Education, Teacher Burnout
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Bowen, Deborah C – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Universities have a perhaps unique opportunity to provide training in the art of deep reading through attention to the interrelation of rhetoric, ethics, and aesthetics. While rhetorically sensitive reading will help students to become more sophisticated readers of voice and worldview, and ethically charitable reading will help them to become more…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Instruction, Critical Reading, Rhetoric
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Rayner, Christopher S.; Swabey, Karen J. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
School chaplaincy services aim to promote student and school community well-being. Given the community interest in chaplaincy services in government schools, it is important that research inform future developments to maximize the potential benefits of chaplaincy services to schools. In this study, 68 chaplains in the Australian state of Tasmania…
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Online Surveys
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Hayhoe, Simon – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
This article examines how the process of constructing knowledge on impairment has affected the institutional construction of an ethic of disability. Its primary finding is that the process of creating knowledge in a number of historical contexts was influenced by traditions and the biases of philosophers and educators. This process was in order to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Epistemology, Models, History
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Bouma-Prediger, Steven – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
In my book "For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision of Creation Care" (2001, rev edn 2010) I develop a set of ecological virtues from a Christian perspective. Although there are now monographs, e.g. "Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics" (2007), and anthologies, e.g.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Christianity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Joldersma, Clarence W. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
The article argues for welcoming LGBT students in Christian schools. The article develops an idea of justice based on Nicholas Wolterstorff's idea of claim-rights of vulnerable groups that have been wronged, and applies this to the security and recognition of LGBT students in Christian schools. The article presents empirical evidence about the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, Homosexuality
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Chalwell, Kaye – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Special Religious Education is faith-based single tradition religious education taught in many Australian public schools by volunteer teachers who are adherents of the faith they are teaching. This paper derives from a qualitative study of the pedagogy of Christian Special Religious Education teachers that took place between 2010 and 2014. Love is…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Public Schools, Volunteers, Teaching Methods
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Francis, Leslie J.; Fawcett, Bruce; Linkletter, Jody; Robbins, Mandy; Stairs, Dale – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
A recent study of the psychological type profile of Christian youth workers in the UK drew attention to differences between the profiles of youth workers and clergy, and highlighted distinctive strengths and weaknesses that may be experienced by youth workers in Christian ministry. The present study, employing the Francis Psychological Type Scales…
Descriptors: Christianity, Personality Traits, Foreign Countries, Profiles
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Anderson, David W. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
People often hold stereotypical notions about disability, assuming people with significant disabilities offer little in terms of friendship or contribution. Some are even repulsed by that person's physical appearance. Such responses, evident within the Christian community as well, fail to acknowledge the inherent worth of the person as created in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Aesthetics, Social Attitudes, Stereotypes
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