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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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Ha, Tung-Chiew – Religious Education, 2014
The Gospel of John teaches through telling the story of Jesus in light of the familiar Hebrew faith stories. It is an interpretive task that presents Jesus to his audience and teaches them adequate faith. John the Teacher skillfully uses narrative skills to create the familiar-strange effect in his storytelling. Each story is followed by a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Religion, Biblical Literature
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Hones, Donald F. – Religious Education, 2001
Discusses links among religion, language, and culture in a case study of a Hmong refugee, his family, and community. Argues that religious conversion facilitates the extension of literacy. Points out that before national school systems, the church was the primary site for literacy education. Documents changes the conversion brought to family…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Biblical Literature, Churches, Comparative Education
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Anderson, E. Byron – Religious Education, 1997
Considers the defining role of ritual liturgical practices (hymn singing, prayer, sacred meal) in establishing and maintaining the faith of a religious community. Argues that liturgical practices (acting as formative and catechesis agents) are critical, constitutive, and normative for persons and communities of faith. (MJP)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Choral Music, Church Programs, Cultural Activities
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Blumberg, Sherry H.; Clendenen, Avis; Schmidt, Stephen A. – Religious Education, 1997
Examines how a Canon (body of ideas, doctrines, and practices) becomes embodied in religious communities, how that experience forms the faithful in the tradition, and how that experience modifies the Canon of that tradition. Explores this phenomenon within the Jewish, Catholic, and Lutheran communities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biblical Literature, Catholics, Christianity
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Harrelson, Walter – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses recent discoveries for "Bible" translation with a focus on the "Dead Sea Scrolls." Examines recent discoveries that provide direct support for alternative reading of biblical passages and those discoveries that have contributed additional insight to knowledge of cultural practices, especially legal and religious…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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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