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ERIC Number: EJ1134942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
The Merits of Using "Worldview" in Religious Education
van der Kooij, Jacomijn C.; de Ruyter, Doret J.; Miedema, Siebren
Religious Education, v112 n2 p172-184 2017
This article aims to argue that worldview is a useful concept in religious education because of its encompassing character. In the first part of the article three essential characteristics of "worldview" are distinguished: "worldview" includes religious and secular views; a distinction between organized and personal worldviews should be made; and existential questions are a necessary part of "worldview." The second part of the article demonstrates how two articles about Grimmitt's distinction between learning about and from religion benefit from using "worldview" and how the authors can address their points more clearly by using the concept and its three essential characteristics.
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Language: English
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