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ERIC Number: EJ866796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Seeking Understanding by Which to Educate
Hill, Brian V.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v41 n7 p761-764 Dec 2009
In retrospect, Anselm's motto "fides quaerens intellectum" (faith seeking understanding) could fairly be taken to reflect the author's life's journey, beginning with a period of intellectual rebellion against the faith of his Methodist parents as he was entering adolescence. At the age of 14, however, in a revelatory moment, and unbeknown to anyone else at the time, the author stood ice-cool and alone under a night sky and said, "God I've suddenly realised you're real, and you can have me". Certainly, some reasoning had preceded this step of faith. Thereafter, the search for wider understanding was on. In this article, the author recounts his experiences in the search for understanding his faith in the context of educational philosophy. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia