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ERIC Number: EJ909417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
State Faith-Based Education in Israel: A Messianic-Nationalist Model of Interpretation
Silberman-Keller, Diana
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v26 n2 p157-170 Aug 2005
This article analyzes the traces and configuration of three syntagmatic interpretation models in the educational text produced by Israel's state religious educational system: the "modus", the "hermetic" and the "gnostic" models, which together add up to a fourth, and unique one: "the messianic nationalist" model of interpretation. This interpretive model has a concrete configuration which, as opposed to similar but secular educational models, uses transcendental motifs in order to pragmatically organize the explanation of "reality". From this point of view "the messianic nationalist model" presents a case study in religious education, which integrates between modern (i.e., nationalist) and traditional (religious) motifs in a relatively flexible way, situating itself between a fundamentalist religious idiosyncrasy and a secular one. Theoretically and methodologically the article develops the textual analysis of educational texts. The specific analysis presented here assumes that an educational ideological text interprets, and is interpreted constantly by, its producers and its users as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel