ERIC Number: EJ1111104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Imagination Embodied: The Sacraments Reappropriated
O'Gorman, Robert T.
Religious Education, v111 n4 p430-446 2016
Inspired by the 2015 REA Atlanta conference theme, "The Power of Imagining: The Life Giving Possibilities of Education in Faith," this article proposes a postmodern reclamation of imagination as the human bridge to sacramentally encounter the Divine. It re-examines sacramental religious education retrieving imagination from material fundamentalism, refocusing the sacraments on societal as well as personal development, and counteracting body/spirit dualism by relating sacramental graces and body energy centers.
Descriptors: Imagination, Religious Education, Individual Development, Religious Factors, Postmodernism, Teaching Methods, Catholics, Christianity, Human Body
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