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Keefe-Perry, L. Callid; Moon, Zachary – Religious Education, 2019
This article explores the powerful influence that trauma can have on individuals and the ways in which this influence might be addressed in the development of adult religious education. It asks how we can facilitate deepening a person's relationship with God and others when trauma has damaged a person's capacity to relate. Suggestions are made for…
Descriptors: Trauma, Adult Education, Religious Education, Religious Factors
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Scott, Kieran – Religious Education, 2017
Educators throughout the ages have offered metaphors and analogies for teaching and teachers. Prominent among them are: gardener, midwife, facilitator, guide, sacrament. Each of these metaphors shed light, from a different angle, on the act of teaching. This article proposes the metaphor of tragedy as a way of shedding new light, from a totally…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Learning Processes
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Díaz, Luz Marina – Religious Education, 2017
This article proposes spiritual conversation as a religiously educative activity. Revelation as the relational activity of speaking-listening between the human and the divine in daily life, and education as an activity to show someone how to live and die, are key concepts for this study. This work includes a study of narrative at the heart of…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Christianity, Biomedicine
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Klingbeil, Gerald A. – Religious Education, 2013
Biblical texts and ancient Near Eastern pictorial images and material culture are separated by thousands of years from people living in the 21st century. This not only represents a temporal divide, but also a significant ideological (or worldview) divide. Following a brief introduction to important principles of adult-educational theory, this…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ideology
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Gushiken, Kevin M. – Religious Education, 2012
Paulo Freire's educational philosophy encourages conscientization in individuals as a means to overcoming oppression. This approach includes dialogue that leads to critical thinking and problem-posed learning that fosters self-discovery. This article applies this process to a multi-ethnic congregation as it nurtures ethnic equality. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Churches, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Lawson, Kevin E. – Religious Education, 2012
In popular understanding, the late Middle Ages has been viewed as a time of relative religious ignorance for both laity and clergy. Recent scholarship is indicating a more knowledgeable and vigorous faith experience in this time period. This article examines the major educational ministry renewal of the church in England following the Fourth…
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Spiritual Development
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Noaparast, Khosrow Bagheri; Khosravi, Zohreh – Religious Education, 2011
The article argues that even though deconstruction has indications for action in religious education, the action should be subordinated to the notion of deconstruction as event. Three strategies can be used in the curriculum of religious education inspired by deconstruction. The first strategy is to emphasize the spirit of religion as different…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Ceremonies, Curriculum Development, Critical Reading
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Winings, Kathy – Religious Education, 2011
The constellation of religious education courses that are offered in the author's school seek to equip students with the tools and knowledge they need to not only provide a solid understanding of faith for those they will teach but also a passion to seek out profound spiritual growth. Since she teaches most of the religious education courses, the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Outcomes of Education, Theological Education, Spiritual Development
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Simmons, Linda Wright – Religious Education, 2009
This article offers five resources on teaching approaches that enhance learner participation and can be adapted inmost congregational learning contexts. These models emerge from diverse religious and secular perspectives; some are tailored for adult learners and some are ideal for learning in multicultural contexts. In alphabetical order, they are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Instructional Design, Change Strategies
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Crisp, Beth R. – Religious Education, 2009
Once taught almost exclusively in seminaries, spirituality is now finding its way into the curricula of professional training for health and welfare workers. How this should occur, particularly within the context of the secular university, raises many questions and may require different approaches to those used to teach spirituality to theological…
Descriptors: Professional Training, Religious Factors, Social Work, Spiritual Development
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Goto, Courtney T. – Religious Education, 2008
With high rates of out-marriage and dwindling need for bilingual worship, Japanese-American churches face a critical question: "Why retain the Japanese part of our identity?" This article explores how one layperson (Naomi Takahashi Goto) draws from her experience as an artist, teacher, and mother to help her congregation answer this question.…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Play, Japanese Americans, Religious Education
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Littleton, John – Religious Education, 2008
The vision statement of St. Saviour's Anglican Church in the Parish of Glen Osmon reads, "We aim to be a worshipping, caring, learning and serving Christian Community." These four aspects of Christian Community are essential and inter-related. The intention in the first part of this article is to explore the "learning" aspects…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Leadership Responsibility, Spiritual Development, Religious Education
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Heekin, Ann Morrow – Religious Education, 2008
Mary Perkins Ryan remains one of the least recognized of the twentieth-century figures in the modern renewal of Catholic education in the United States. The reasons are many but none satisfactory. Ryan was an intellectual without a scholarly credential. She was an educator without an affiliation to an academic institution. She was a leading voice…
Descriptors: Catholics, Educational History, Females, Leadership
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Winings, Kathy – Religious Education, 2007
More than a decade ago, the popular topic of discussion in higher education and in pop culture concerned the character traits of what was then called "Generation X" or "GenX" for short. One lasting impact of this focus has been a renewed effort on the part of higher education to define young adulthood and to reassess young adult education. In the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Young Adults, Adult Education, Popular Culture
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Davis, Dent C. – Religious Education, 2007
This year-long study explored how adult church members experienced the phenomenon of spirit and the relationship between their experience and peace. Four themes emerged from the analysis of personal journal entries and transcripts of individual and group interviews: depth in the encounter with spirit, soul as the locus of spiritual growth,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Spiritual Development, Religious Education
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