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ERIC Number: EJ1044992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: EISSN-1547-3201
Symbolic Storytelling, Freedom Movements, and Church Education: Cesar Chavez as Virtuoso of Identity
Newell, Ted
Religious Education, v109 n5 p543-553 2014
Freedom movements historically have shown power to transform social and personal identity. Absorbing the narrative of a movement can lead to something not unlike conversion. Accepting the truth of a movement's story implies change in who one believes oneself to be and may reorient one's life story. Movements like Cesar Chavez's National Farm Workers Association of the 1960s offer a distinctive reading of history that refocuses individual and collective memory around a cause. In this article, I explore one movement's holistic approach and urge that church education should be re-imagined as comprehensive storytelling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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