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Pittman, Amanda Jo; Boyles, John H. – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, we offer analysis of and propose means of resistance to White Jesus in undergraduate Bible survey courses. White Jesus functions as a proxy for the operation of white normativity in contexts of religious education. Research on a cohort of first-year undergraduate students demonstrates the durability of race as a factor in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Intervention
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Brecht, Mara – Religious Education, 2019
This essay explores a tension in the Catholic theological classroom brought about when teachers aim at dismantling racial injustice with resources from antiracist pedagogy. Where Catholic social thinkers package together reflection, judgment, and action, antiracist educators recommend forestalling the last step--action. The essay's primary aim is…
Descriptors: Catholics, Theological Education, Catholic Educators, Racial Bias
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth – Religious Education, 2019
The persistence of white privilege and escalating racism in the United States challenges religious educators to analyze the roots and destructive potential of both. This article draws on historical and contemporary analyses in dialogue with personal reflection and the oral histories of two leaders who seek to recognize and live beyond their own…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Whites, Racial Bias, Religious Education
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Henry, Tamara R. – Religious Education, 2019
The 2018 Religious Education Association (REA) meeting, "Beyond White Normativity: Creating Brave Spaces" shed light for many on the failure of the REA to effectively confront the reality of white racial bias within its systemic and structural practices. This essay reflects on four specific ways these challenges emerged during the 2018…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Racial Bias
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Montano, Steffano – Religious Education, 2019
Students in colleges and universities across the United States are being exposed to overtly white supremacist groups on campus. These groups dub themselves "identitarians" and attempt to influence students to support a white nationalist ideology through claims of reverse racism that threaten the lives of people of color. Theologically,…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Theological Education
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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2019
This commentary offers a "thick description" and analysis of the 2018 Religious Education Association (REA) meeting from my perspective as a racialized woman from Canada, a member of the REA board, and a professor who teaches anti-racism, preaching, and postcolonial theories among other subjects. My commentary seeks to leave a trail,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Postcolonialism
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Turpin, Katherine – Religious Education, 2019
In response to the events of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Religious Education Association, the author reflects on white racial ignorance as the inability to read racialized situations with nuance and to respond appropriately, naming three particular practices of academic conferencing in which her own actions potentially contribute to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Whites
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Kienstra, Natascha; van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique; Boelens, Olav – Religious Education, 2019
Interreligious education should support cultural and religious diversity in the classroom by inviting new perspectives. Four contexts are important in this regard, as follows: auto-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, auto-interpretation of foreign traditions, allo-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Perspective Taking
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Lang Hearlson, Christy – Religious Education, 2019
This article offers a critique of consumer culture that draws on Augustine's vision of human consciousness, exploring consumerism's formative effects on the memory, attention, and imagination of consumers. Drawing on William Cavanaugh's analysis of consumers' disposition of detachment, it explains how consumer culture distorts memory, attention,…
Descriptors: Memory, Attention, Imagination, Consumer Economics
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Moyaert, Marianne – Religious Education, 2019
As interreligious educators we challenge our students to engage in hermeneutical self-reflection. In this article, I turn the tables, and engage in an exercise of reflective practice: I look back on my own pedagogy, consider my own religiously diverse classroom, and ask in what way the theoretical framework from which I approach interreligious…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Reflective Teaching
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Johnson, Susanne – Religious Education, 2018
The struggle for mutual respect of difference may be the most paradigmatic form of public conflict in the United States and elsewhere today. In recent years, a movement and broad community of practice has burgeoned in the United States and beyond, which brings people together across deep divides to engage in dialogue aimed to reduce conflict and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Dialogs (Language), Intergroup Relations, Cultural Differences
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Engel, Max T.; Dickel, C. Timothy – Religious Education, 2018
Undergraduate, entry-level theology instruction at Catholic universities is expected to meet a wide range of learning outcomes. This article asserts that courses can and should be designed for learning outcomes not only in the cognitive domain, but in the affective domain as well, which in turn may impact personal choices and faith practices of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Christianity
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal; Rosenstein, Marc J. – Religious Education, 2018
We examined Israeli Reform rabbis' reflections on what components of their training most influenced the development of their rabbinical identity. Theoretical perspectives applied in planning the study and analyzing the data were: professional identity formation; pedagogies of training clergy; and taught vs. learned curriculum. We identified four…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Clergy, Professional Identity
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Hanchin, Timothy – Religious Education, 2018
That religious and theological education today largely neglects reading as a spiritual discipline is a profound pedagogical oversight. The fallout contributes to the bifurcation of intellectual and spiritual formation in education. While the dominant mode of reading in the academy is beholden to the Weberian solitary, detached, and disenchanted…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Theological Education, Christianity, Reading
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Manning, Patrick R. – Religious Education, 2018
Cultivating a disposition of critical thinking among students and faculty can provide a means of addressing troubling cultural trends like breakdowns in public discourse, academic siloing, and disengagement from religion. This article expands the concept of critical thinking by engaging the work of John Henry Newman and Bernard Lonergan. The…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Integrated Curriculum, Faculty Development, College Curriculum
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