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ERIC Number: EJ1027755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Adolescents as Theologians: A New Approach in Christian Education and Youth Ministry
Schweitzer, Friedrich
Religious Education, v109 n2 p184-200 2014
The author argues that adolescents are not only philosophers, as Kohlberg and Gilligan once claimed, but should also be viewed as theologians. This view corresponds to what has been called "lay theology" or "ordinary theology." Moreover, the article takes up the double question what adolescents might benefit from theology and what theology might benefit from adolescents. On this background, a systematic understanding of adolescents as theologians is offered, distinguishing between theology "of" adolescents, "with" adolescents, and "for" adolescents. In a final section, theological views concerning adolescence as a stage in the human lifecycle are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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