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ERIC Number: EJ1024529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: EISSN-2164-0246
The Catholic School as a "Courtyard of the Gentiles"
Franchi, Leonardo
Journal of Catholic Education, v17 n2 p57-76 Apr 2014
The setting up of the Courtyard of the Gentiles by Pope Benedict XVI has provided the Catholic Church with an official forum for dialogue with atheists. The intellectual energy surrounding this initiative can be harnessed to focus on how the contemporary Catholic school addressed its responsibilities to the Catholic community while offering a good education to people of other religious traditions. The Courtyard initiative is an opportunity for the Catholic educational community to re-consider its purpose as an ecclesial agent in a plural society. This article argues that the distinctive content and pedagogy it employs in this endeavor is a bold manifestation of contemporary radicalism in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A