ERIC Number: EJ821019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Teaching Justice and Teaching Justly: Reflections on Teaching World Religions at a Jesuit Liberal Arts College
Schmalz, Mathew N.
Christian Higher Education, v4 n1 p1-17 Jan 2005
This paper examines how the teaching of world religions at Catholic Christians institutions can contribute to teaching justice and teaching justly. The paper compares central issues engaged by History of Religions as a discipline with those addressed within the Jesuit tradition of higher education as it developed in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. While many scholars have argued that the academic study of religion and theology are premised upon irreconcilably opposed paradigms of teaching and scholarship, this paper argues that a creative combination of the two disciplines can create a crucial space for reconsidering justice within the contemporary classroom at Catholic Christian colleges that embrace the Jesuit tradition of higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Catholics, Liberal Arts, Church Related Colleges, Justice, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, History, Religion, Intellectual Disciplines, Theory Practice Relationship
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