ERIC Number: EJ1222770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Challenging White Jesus: Race and the Undergraduate Bible Classroom
Pittman, Amanda Jo; Boyles, John H.
Religious Education, v114 n3 p315-327 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 students' experiences and outcomes in required Bible courses. After interpreting these findings in light of literature on race, biblical studies, and higher education, we suggest strategic pedagogical interventions that instructors can employ to resist white normativity.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Whites, Introductory Courses, Religious Factors, Race, Outcomes of Education, Required Courses, College Students, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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