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Nowrozi, Reza Ali; Ardakani, Seyed Hassan Hashemi; Shiri, Ali Shiravani – Religious Education, 2012
This study investigates Suhrawardi's epistemological and philosophical point of view in order to analyze and elicit its educational outcomes. His philosophy, which can be called eclectic philosophy (involving intellect and intuition), regularly proposes a different philosophical system with intuitionist outlook. It is the combination of two…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Knowledge Level, Outcomes of Education, Intuition
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Jackson, Robert – Religious Education, 2017
Having completed a degree in theology and philosophy, Robert Jackson writes that he really did not know which career he wanted to pursue. He eventually opted to do a one-year postgraduate teacher training course, but was not sure that he wanted to be a teacher or that he would be effective in that role. The moment of truth was being sent into…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Graduate Study, Teacher Education, Biology
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Hansen, David T. – Religious Education, 2017
There could hardly be a more auspicious, if not urgent, time for renewing our commitment to the deep values in education. With reference to the United States, consider the ongoing pressure on educators to treat their work, and to regard themselves, as mere appendages of the economic system. Consider also the fractured, polarized state of public…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Educational Philosophy, Field Studies
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Ross, Rosetta E. – Religious Education, 2012
Historian of religions Charles Long uses the term "American cultural language" to identify discursive challenges to democracy and social justice in the Unites States. The American cultural language, Long says, is the "misinterpretation" of humanness and freedom conveyed when the term "American"--used to signify…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Freedom, Females, Democracy
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Okamura, Naoki – Religious Education, 2010
Traise Yamamoto, a professor of English and a scholar of biographical studies, made the following remark in her book "Masking Selves, Making Subjects" (1999). She wrote, "Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) women's autobiographies are frustratingly un-autobiographical" (103). Yamamoto, who is a Japanese-American woman herself, saw the lack…
Descriptors: World Views, Females, Older Adults, Autobiographies
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Flaman, Paul – Religious Education, 2011
The author's specialization as a Christian theologian is in the combined area of morality and spirituality. The focus of his teaching and research has been in the areas of bioethics; the theology of sexuality, marriage, and the family; and Christian spirituality. In his research he came across several authors who advocated some positions different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Theological Education, Christianity
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Penn, David S. – Religious Education, 2018
Prevailing cultural views of adolescence are the product, this article argues, of a long, multidimensional process of social construction. Employing a double reading of this process, this article analyzes the difficulties religious educators face on account of the reified nature of this social construction. Drawing on philosophical and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Role, Religious Education, Adolescents
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Lang Hearlson, Christy – Religious Education, 2019
This article offers a critique of consumer culture that draws on Augustine's vision of human consciousness, exploring consumerism's formative effects on the memory, attention, and imagination of consumers. Drawing on William Cavanaugh's analysis of consumers' disposition of detachment, it explains how consumer culture distorts memory, attention,…
Descriptors: Memory, Attention, Imagination, Consumer Economics
Kasim, Tengku Sarina Aini Tengku; Yusoff, Yusmini Md – Religious Education, 2014
Islamic education has always recognized spiritual and moral values as significant elements in developing a "balanced" human being. One way of demonstrating spiritual and moral concepts is through effective teaching methods that integrate and forefront these values. This article offers an investigation of how the authors' teaching…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Moral Values
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Bowman, Lorna M. A. – Religious Education, 2006
In this paper, the author states that, as a religious educator, she has come to believe that insufficient attention has been given to the formative influence of religious studies as an academic discipline on the faith lives of undergraduates. She describes the activity of faith as that which brings together the interrelated dimensions of human…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Religion Studies, Religious Education, Spiritual Development
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O'Gorman, Kathleen – Religious Education, 2007
Our sacred scriptures tell us that all Creation groans in eager anticipation of God's grace. For those who are attentive to the voice of Creation, groaning in anticipation of deliverance is but one of the natural world's many modes of expression and communication. Creation sings, celebrates, instructs, and bears witness to the wisdom that orders…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Philosophy, Environment
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Bass, Dorothy C. – Religious Education, 2003
In his highly regarded book on moral philosophy, "After Virtue" (1984), Alasdair MacIntyre offered a concept of tradition that explained both the past's claim upon the present and the present's availability for change, though he had not yet recognized and developed the theological implications of his work. A living tradition, in his terms, is a…
Descriptors: Christianity, Traditionalism, Religious Education, Beliefs
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Hogue, David A. – Religious Education, 2011
Twenty-five years ago the author was taking a required class in neuropsychology in which students were introduced to the amazing structure and functions of the brain. During the very last class session, exams completed, students were relaxed, and by then had enough basic information to ask interesting questions. The author ventured a question…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Religion, Brain, Neuropsychology
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Williams, Cassandra D. – Religious Education, 2003
The Enlightenment rejection of the Cartesian mechanistic understanding of animals was accompanied by a (re)new(ed) anti-cruelty sentiment. Compassion, however, fell victim to the triumph of reason leading Western culture toward an era of cruelty to animals on an unprecedented scale. What was absent in Enlightenment thought, even among proponents…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Animals, Altruism, Christianity
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Ospino, Hosffman – Religious Education, 2007
This article is an exercise of practical theology in which the author proposes a hermeneutical analysis of popular religiosity stories and their value for Christian education. It explores the context where these stories are born (lo cotidiano/the everyday) and discusses their mediatory potential as articulations of the encounter between God and…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Religious Education, Personal Narratives, Hermeneutics
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