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ERIC Number: EJ901341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
The Surrender and Recovery of the Unbearable Tension
Goheen, Michael W.
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v11 n1 p7-21 2007
Faithful Christian engagement in education means both being at home and at odds with dominant culture. This stance of critical participation should produce an unbearable tension: can one both live in solidarity and dissent? Yet this unbearable tension is often not present in Christian experience--why? This article suggests four reasons: the fragmentation of the Scriptural story, a comfortable cohabitation in a seemingly neutral culture, a Christendom mindset that accepts a privatized role, and an eclipse of the antithesis by an emphasis on creation. The articles closes suggesting that seeing education in terms of witness to God's kingdom may help us recover this tension. (Contains 35 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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