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ERIC Number: EJ1176446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Teaching for Cosmopolis: Bernard Lonergan's Hopeful Vision for Education in a Globalized World
Gunn, Dennis
Religious Education, v113 n1 p26-37 2018
Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan offers a vision for education that promotes what he terms "cosmopolis." For Lonergan, authentic cosmopolitanism does not impose a universal, totalizing metanarrative. Rather, it embraces the particularity of one's own cultural, religious, and intellectual traditions, while remaining radically open to dialogue with the other. By doing so, education for cosmopolis fosters both authentic appropriation and reflective critique of one's own traditions, as well as an appreciation for the authenticity of others. Teaching for cosmopolis is an invitation to dialogue which promotes mutual understanding, mutual respect, and mutual interdependence in a globalized world.
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Language: English
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