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ERIC Number: EJ1023288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Freeing Speech: Proverbial Wisdom and Faith Formation as Liberation
Willhauck, Susan
Religious Education, v108 n4 p418-427 2013
It is crucial to recover the practice of seeking and refining ways to speak of faith. Certain sayings, idioms, maxims, and proverbs constituting wisdom from various cultures help shape a faith that is liberative, particularly evident in undervalued and dominated cultures. This article examines proverbial wisdom and the patois of the street to address how we find within this a source of theological insight. It explores the intersection of linguistics and Christian theology in order to develop a concrete approach for religious education toward appreciating and appropriating cultural wisdom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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