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Bachand, Sarah Caffrey – Religious Education, 2010
This article responds to sociologist Christian Smith's claim that many teenagers today have lost traditional religious faith and instead espouse a new and erroneous faith in God the "Cosmic Therapist." The author challenges this claim by comparing two of Smith's chief complaints vis-a-vis teen faith to established portraits of adolescent faith.…
Descriptors: Altruism, Religion, Religious Education, Sociology
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Brancatelli, Robert – Religious Education, 2015
This article examines the importance of memory in the Hebrew bible and how memory lay at the center of Ancient Israel's religious faith and cultural identity. It argues for a similar, albeit nuanced, memory-based approach to contemporary Christian religious education. It analyzes memory through the lens of Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic of narration…
Descriptors: Memory, Religious Education, Semitic Languages, Biblical Literature
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Jennings, Willie James – Religious Education, 2017
A teaching life can be a powerful intervention into the structures of racial antagonism that shape the West, but only if we can find a way to overturn our colonial legacies and draw the dominant trajectories of Western educational institutions toward more life giving ends. A life that teaches in this racially agonistic moment must be angled in a…
Descriptors: Race, Imagination, Intervention, Beliefs
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Lawson, Kevin E. – Religious Education, 2012
In popular understanding, the late Middle Ages has been viewed as a time of relative religious ignorance for both laity and clergy. Recent scholarship is indicating a more knowledgeable and vigorous faith experience in this time period. This article examines the major educational ministry renewal of the church in England following the Fourth…
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Spiritual Development
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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Jeynes, William H. – Religious Education, 2015
There is no question that the 21st century has thus far been one of increased tensions between the West and the Middle East, former Soviet bloc nations, China, and various other nations. A number of these nations either are highly religious or are experiencing religious revivals. To the extent that clear secular trends are in place in the West,…
Descriptors: Peace, Global Approach, Global Education, World Views
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Buhrman, William D. – Religious Education, 2011
Respecting religious diversity while also staying true to the role of faith in theological practice remains a challenge in contemporary education. This is made more complex by the role of learning outcomes to assess student learning. This article first emphasizes the role of faith in theological discourse and then raises questions about the nature…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Cultural Influences
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Nilsen, Ryan – Religious Education, 2014
In "Education, liberation and the church," Paulo Freire uses the metaphor of "apprenticeship" to describe a form of liberative education for people of faith who begin to discover the ways in which they benefit from the systemic oppression of other human beings. As depicted in ten oral history interviews conducted with the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Religious Education, Oral History, Beliefs
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Noaparast, Khosrow Bagheri; Khosravi, Zohreh – Religious Education, 2011
The article argues that even though deconstruction has indications for action in religious education, the action should be subordinated to the notion of deconstruction as event. Three strategies can be used in the curriculum of religious education inspired by deconstruction. The first strategy is to emphasize the spirit of religion as different…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Ceremonies, Curriculum Development, Critical Reading
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Karamouzis, Polikarpos; Athanassiades, Elias – Religious Education, 2011
The correlation of student teachers' religiosity with their views on the religious education course that they are called on to teach in Greek public schools is the subject treated in the present survey. The five main features of religiosity, that is, (1) religious faith, (2) religious knowledge, (3) religious experience, (4) participation in a…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Education Courses, Multivariate Analysis, Data Processing
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Ipgrave, Julia – Religious Education, 2012
This article begins with an acknowledgment of the complexities of religion's position in the English school system that open it to diverse interpretations. It uses research in a variety of schools to illustrate three different approaches to religion: "doxological", "sacramental", and "instrumental", founded,…
Descriptors: Religion, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Beliefs
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Reichard, Joshua D. – Religious Education, 2014
This article comprises an empirical case study of student religiosity in the context of urban school choice. The purpose of this study was to compare student religiosity in a racially diverse religious private school to determine whether religious faith is a unifying factor across racial categories. Insofar as school choice has been called…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Religious Factors, Urban Schools, Religious Education
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Rymarz, Richard – Religious Education, 2011
A key concept in contemporary Catholic educational discourse makes a distinction between religious education and catechesis. This distinction is based on the assumptions of faith commitment on the part of catechesis and the focus on cognitive outcomes on the part of religious education. Many official documents on Canadian Catholic school…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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Ospino, Hosffman – Religious Education, 2010
One perceived concern in the process of educating in faith in the context of our Western societies is the temptation of approaching this experience primarily in terms of observable and measurable criteria (e.g., church growth, reception of sacraments, acquisition of factual knowledge, study of trends). Although Religious Education requires…
Descriptors: Christianity, Beliefs, Religious Education, Measurement