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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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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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Mulder, André; van den Berg, Bas – Religious Education, 2019
In the project "Learning for Life" we developed a hermeneutical--communicative model for worldview education that answers the European challenges of worldview diversity and worldview illiteracy. We implemented the model in a participatory action research project at nine schools for primary education in the Netherlands and monitored the…
Descriptors: Whites, World Views, Hermeneutics, Action Research
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Nagle, James Michael – Religious Education, 2019
Thomas Groome suggests good teaching begins with experience in particular times and places. His work focuses on a community that is "losing" many of its members at this particular time and in places like the United States. This article suggests the hermeneutic central to shared praxis provides a helpful lens through which to understand…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Churches, Catholics, Hermeneutics
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Hanchin, Timothy – Religious Education, 2019
Pope Francis incarnates a praxis of encounter in an age of polarization. For Francis, encounter entails displacement, dialog, and discernment. Relational pedagogy illuminates the fecundity of relationships between the teacher and student at the heart of education. Nel Noddings, preeminent proponent of relational pedagogy, grounds an ethics of care…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Commercialization
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Goodey, Daniel J. – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the 2013 apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" by Pope Francis in terms of its significance for addressing LGBT + issues in Catholic learning environments. Using the 10 capabilities necessary for human flourishing as outlined by Martha Nussbaum in her "capability approach" to civil society and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholics, Homosexuality, Gender Issues
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Murphy, Thomas N. – Religious Education, 2018
This article is concerned with the role of encounter in the development of identities of compassion in the communities of l'Arche. The relational practices of compassionate care and the welcoming of vulnerability, learned by newcomers to l'Arche communities through encounter with long-term members of the communities, especially those with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Communities of Practice, Self Concept, Altruism
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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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Gunn, Dennis – Religious Education, 2018
Despite the Religious Education Association (REA)'s founding vision as an interfaith association, for most of its first fifty years it remained a largely Protestant organization. Under Herman Wornom's leadership as general secretary from 1952 to 1970, the REA began more fully to fulfill its aims of becoming more broadly inclusive. Through Wornom's…
Descriptors: Protestants, Christianity, Intergroup Relations, Professional Associations
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Procario-Foley, Carl B. – Religious Education, 2017
This article examines how the field of religious education informs religiously based colleges and universities as they teach about their institutional missions. A discussion of the audiences, languages, and the temporal orientations of institutional mission education is intended to provide insights and parameters as mission offices chart their…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Institutional Mission, Futures (of Society), Accountability
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Zsupan-Jerome, Daniella – Religious Education, 2017
Faith-based engagement with digital culture calls communities of faith beyond an instrumental use of apps, gadgets, and platforms. Rather, engaging in digital culture calls for prophetic engagement that seeks to communicate truth and offer hope in and through digital communication. One salient area for such prophetic engagement is the reality of…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Verbal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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O'Gorman, Robert T. – Religious Education, 2016
Inspired by the 2015 REA Atlanta conference theme, "The Power of Imagining: The Life Giving Possibilities of Education in Faith," this article proposes a postmodern reclamation of imagination as the human bridge to sacramentally encounter the Divine. It re-examines sacramental religious education retrieving imagination from material…
Descriptors: Imagination, Religious Education, Individual Development, Religious Factors
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Vestøl, Jon Magne – Religious Education, 2016
Drawing on perspectives from sociocultural theory, this article investigates how Christian denominations are represented in Norwegian textbooks of religious education and by young believers. The main finding is that textbooks and young adherents present religion in substantially different ways. While textbooks relate religion to global and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Textbooks, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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Flatt, Kevin N.; Haskell, D. Millard – Religious Education, 2016
Adolescent religion is increasingly well researched but the youth rallies staged by many Christian groups remain understudied. This article adds to our understanding of these rallies through a case study of a large Catholic youth rally in Toronto. We identify the reported religious experiences of rally participants and compare them with the goals…
Descriptors: Catholics, Churches, Socialization, Intention
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King, Jason – Religious Education, 2015
This article attempts two tasks. First, to clarify how the claim that colleges and universities may "shove religion down students' throats" has a historical background. Second, to indicate how pedagogical strategies--like service learning, discussions, paper revisions, and "Just in Time Teaching" exercises--can be used in ways…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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