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ERIC Number: EJ862022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
"Paideia Kyriou": Biblical and Patristic Models for an Integrated Christian Curriculum
Turley, Stephen Richard
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v18 n2 p125-139 2009
In recent years, a number of studies corroborate the importance of an integrated or interdisciplinary curriculum for an effective education. However, contemporary proposals for the function of theology as the integrative center have been limited mainly to sectarian communities and remain a work in progress. Noting the fruitfulness of historical and worldview surveys of the relationship between theology and education in the works of Holmes, Knight, and Blamires, this essay is an attempt to contribute to these approaches by demonstrating how current research in biblical and patristic studies can contribute models for the integration of curricula and provide a more effective Christian education. Included are analyses of the counter-imperial thesis for Paul's theology and how it breaks down walls between Bible, Literature, History, and Government classes, the emergence of a distinctly Christian paideia and its contribution to the formation of Christian character, and the concept of cosmological axioms entailed in sacred discourse which provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary application of the lordship of Christ. Observations on the implications of such models for Christian education are then drawn from the data. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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