ERIC Number: EJ1052433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reference Count: 8
Agency in Paul and Implications for Adolescent Girls
Peck-McClain, Emily A.
Religious Education, v110 n1 p95-109 2015
Agency is a particular concern for ministry with adolescent girls because they rarely see themselves as subjects of their own lives. Human agency is often emphasized in churches as a way to explain human sinful action. As a population treated as objects by society, it is important for young women to embrace and exercise their agency in order to be fully human and live in greater wholeness. The apostle Paul offers opportunities for different interpretations of anthropological agency in relationship with divine agency. Reflection on these types of agency offers insight for ministry with adolescent girls.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Hermeneutics, Humanism, Humanization, Historical Interpretation, Biblical Literature, Spiritual Development, Beliefs, Models, Adolescent Development
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