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Cooper, Burton – Religious Education, 1989
Identifies three great religious catenas which interpret suffering. Discusses the classical and post-modern Christian catenas. Urges religious educators to question the classical Christian beliefs concerning suffering while not abandoning the Bible through dissatisfaction. Encourages acceptance of the idea that more than traditional beliefs find…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Buddhism, Christianity, Coping
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Ng, Peter Tze Ming – Religious Education, 1993
Discusses the increasingly multicultural nature of California's population. Questions whether multiculturalism can be incorporated into Christian education. Provides a checklist of multicultural religious education programs divided into knowledge, skill, and attitude components. (CFR)
Descriptors: Christianity, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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Boys, Mary C. – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses different biblical translations throughout history in the context of the imminent publication of the New Revised Standard Version of the "Bible." Contends that in the present time, religious educators confront unprecedented disclosures about scripture based on ecumenical and interrelgious scholarship. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Religion
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Miller, Randolph C. – Religious Education, 1989
Argues that children need assistance in dealing with the fundamental questions concerning evil and God. Discusses kinds of evil and God's omnipotence. Urges that the relationship of God to evil be dealt with in religious education so that both children and adults can be adequately prepared to deal with suffering and death. (KO)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Coping, Death
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Arthur, Chris, J. – Religious Education, 1989
Considers the problems of perception and explication in the religious context and their significance for theological education and communication. Examines these problems in the medium of television. Urges that efforts begin to understand the value of television in conveying religious information and to create programs focusing on more than…
Descriptors: Communications, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Transfer, Perception
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Higgins, Gregory C. – Religious Education, 1989
Argues that there is a relationship between theology and religious education. Outlines the metaphysical, experiential-expressivism, and cultural linguistic approaches to religious study. Discusses the teaching methodologies of catechism and experiential learning which dominate the various approaches. Examines the impact of postliberalism on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Liberalism, Religion