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ERIC Number: EJ1152283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Toward Theological Inclusivism: The Effects of a World Religions Course in a Mormon University
Properzi, Mauro
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v26 n2 p189-210 2017
Inclusivist, exclusivist, and pluralist attitudes toward other religions interact in complex ways within the Mormon faith. Hence, a course on the world's religions at LDS-sponsored Brigham Young University presents an interesting case study in this context. Through survey data and statistical analysis this article attempts to examine the effect of this course over students' convictions in their own faith, particularly in relation to the inclusivist vs. exclusivist spectrum. Findings suggest that the sympathetic exposure to other religions in this course did not decrease students' confessional commitment to Mormonism although it reshaped it in a more inclusivist direction. The religious make-up of students' families and communities of upbringing is also shown to play a role in this conclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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