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Komashinskaia, Tatiana Sergeevna; Tsurkan, Grigorii Petrovich – Religious Education, 2019
This article considers the high significance of the Russian Orthodox Church's system of religious education, which is currently being built in the Russian Federation. The great value of this system is due to the fact that Orthodoxy has historically been the most massive and important religion in Russia. Sunday schools are examined as a form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Educational History
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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, the authors reflect on the results of their previous research at cooperation schools in the Netherlands, where students and teachers from nonaffiliated and Christian backgrounds come together. Dewey's perspective on educating democratic values is combined with empirical results of this research, answering the question what Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values
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Deitcher, Howard – Religious Education, 2019
Bibliotherapy is an educational approach that attempts to engage learners in meaningful discussions about relevant, compelling, and complex issues that they confront in their lives. Bibliotherapy begins with reading and reflecting on stories that can draw participants into a process of reflection, in ways that are user friendly and…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Religious Education, Judaism, Jews
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Yust, Karen-Marie – Religious Education, 2019
Decety et al. posited that family religiosity has a negative effect on children's altruism. However, a constructive reading of developmental psychologists suggests that religious nurture can enhance young children's moral development. Bloom and Harris offered evidence that infants and toddlers exhibit moral sensibilities and preschoolers engage…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Moral Development, Altruism, Developmental Psychology
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Berman, Rochel Udovitch – Religious Education, 2019
"The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage" is a trailblazing curriculum developed to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritual, and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Curriculum Development, Religious Education, Death
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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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Sosler, Alex – Religious Education, 2019
This study contrasts the moral development theory of Lawrence Kohlberg with the Augustinian structure represented in the work of James K. A. Smith. Where Kohlberg emphasizes cognition and rational ability, Smith focuses on the formation of loves acquired by habits. The theories differ ontologically and teleologically, which results in wide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Moral Development, Educational Philosophy, Schemata (Cognition)
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Cooreman-Guittin, Talitha – Religious Education, 2019
This article focuses on how the conversation on vulnerability between theologies of disability and religious education (RE) promotes encounter between pupils of different abilities. I argue that talking about the gift of vulnerability in RE can help pupils of different abilities perceive each other as full human beings. Indeed, RE can empower…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Religious Education, At Risk Persons, Interpersonal Relationship
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Bolandhematan, Keyvan – Religious Education, 2019
Any religion has three aspects: moral-ritual orders, metaphysical-cosmological beliefs, and the feelings that are the foundations of "religious experience"; focusing on any of these particular aspects results in a different approach toward the concept of "religion" and "religious education." This study will examine…
Descriptors: Islam, Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Moral Values
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Alkandari, Kalthoum; Alsuwailan, Zaha – Religious Education, 2019
This study examines challenges for Kuwaiti Islamic Studies curricula planners, investigating their perspectives regarding interventions in textbooks. It attempts to explore motivation under pressures to change textbooks in Kuwait and determining if such pressures are related to globalization or to internal or external forces. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries
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Kohn, Eli – Religious Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the development of a curriculum framework for prayer in UK centrist orthodox Jewish primary schools. This process began in 2011 and continues in an ongoing way. This is the first time that there has been a communal effort across Jewish schools that focuses on this area of the curriculum. The impetus for such a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Judaism, Day Schools, Curriculum Development
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McDonough, Graham P. – Religious Education, 2019
One strand in the scholarship of Catholic school identity perceives that it has deteriorated since Vatican II (1962-1965) and therefore needs restoration. Unfortunately, this perception is based on an assumption that there is a "singular" Catholic identity. This article demonstrates a basis in theology, social theory, and educational…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Catholics, Educational History
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Museka, Godfrey – Religious Education, 2019
This study explores phenomenology of religion as a potential guide for the implementation of a multifaith religious education curriculum in Zimbabwe. The study relies on document analysis, in particular the 1999 Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Education and Training report, the Curriculum Framework for Primary and Secondary Education…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Course Descriptions, Religious Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Murphy, Thomas N. – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines identity development in light of Charles Taylor's notion of the "Buffered Self." Educating in faith toward the deconstruction of unjust identity norms requires finding a pathway out of this constrictive underlying structure. In particular, the manner in which religious educators address the promises and perils that…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Religious Education, Disabilities, Christianity
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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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