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Atkins, Charles – Religious Education, 2020
New models for prison ministry are crucial during the current era of mass incarceration in America--a time when the potential reach of prison ministries can grow as the population of incarcerated individuals grows. In this article, I lift up one prison ministry in New Jersey as an example of how Christian evangelicals who are engaged in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Clergy
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Religious Education, 2020
This curriculum studies article uncovers how ideological commitments often, without acknowledgment, determine instruction. Through a comparison of two popular Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) curricula, both focused on the same subject, one emerging out of a fundamentalist religious worldview and the other a progressive, modernist religious worldview,…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Semitic Languages, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Hartvigsen, Kirsten Marie – Religious Education, 2020
This qualitative study investigates the knowledge about the Bible and the skills required for biblical interpretation as imparted by three textbooks for Norwegian upper secondary religious education (RE). The multidimensional theoretical framework combines models from biblical hermeneutics and RE. One model distinguishes between the worlds behind,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Secondary School Students
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Manning, Patrick R. – Religious Education, 2020
This paper highlights contemplative pedagogy as an educational approach with a demonstrated capacity to facilitate unification within the individual and among different people. The early parts of the paper present a biblically-rooted analysis of the human dynamics that impede peaceful coexistence and a discussion of the ways educators can…
Descriptors: Reflection, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Biblical Literature
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Pittman, Amanda Jo; Boyles, John H. – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, we offer analysis of and propose means of resistance to White Jesus in undergraduate Bible survey courses. White Jesus functions as a proxy for the operation of white normativity in contexts of religious education. Research on a cohort of first-year undergraduate students demonstrates the durability of race as a factor in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Intervention
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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the term "whiteness," providing a historical review for context. It uncovers whiteness using educational theory that identifies three aspects of curriculum--explicit, implicit, and null. A particularly unexamined biblical interpretation itself illustrates the explicit curriculum. Visual images that permeate the…
Descriptors: Whites, Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum, Cultural Influences
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Cooreman-Guittin, Talitha – Religious Education, 2019
This article focuses on how the conversation on vulnerability between theologies of disability and religious education (RE) promotes encounter between pupils of different abilities. I argue that talking about the gift of vulnerability in RE can help pupils of different abilities perceive each other as full human beings. Indeed, RE can empower…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Religious Education, At Risk Persons, Interpersonal Relationship
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Achituv, Sigal – Religious Education, 2019
The article describes a study on the gender identity of kindergarten teachers in the Israeli State Religious Education System (Hemed). The aim was to investigate their perception of gender identity in light of Orthodox feminism and discover how this is reflected in their work, particularly in the Torah stories they tell. The study, based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Kienstra, Natascha; van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique; Boelens, Olav – Religious Education, 2018
Searching for new methods to start a genuine dialogue in secondary school classrooms, bibliodrama as an active form of putting religious stories in action was used. The research focused on examining relationships between student learning activities and teacher behavior; six lessons were analyzed in a qualitative cross-case analysis. A dialogue in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Nagle, James Michael – Religious Education, 2017
Engaging the work of Robert Kegan, Mary C. Boys, and John Caputo, this article explores whether disaffiliation, or more accurately deconversion, might be one possible outcome of successful religious education forming a mature religious consciousness for postmodernity's changing religious landscape. Through a presentation of deconversion literature…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Educational Theories, Social Change
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Horner, Jeffrey Michael – Religious Education, 2017
James Estep's integration of Vygotsky's work on the Zone of Proximal Development into Christian education and pedagogy falls short of a distinctly evangelical form of integration. Using Ken Badley's schemata of Integration of Faith and Learning, this article distinguishes Estep's "paradigmatic" integration from a more thoroughgoing…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Sociocultural Patterns, Christianity, Teaching Methods
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Rackley, Eric – Religious Education, 2017
Framed as the "transaction" between readers and texts, this article examines the scripture reading practices of three Methodist youth. Data were generated through verbal protocols in which youth verbalized their thinking as they read self-selected passages from the Bible. Multiple rounds of inductive thematic analyses identified how the…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, Reader Text Relationship, Thinking Skills
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Lee, Myung-sil – Religious Education, 2017
Shortly after the rise of Protestantism in Korea in the 1880s, Bible classes began to be formed to promote the study of Christian scripture. By the mid-1890s, these classes were being widely offered. As a result of The Great Revival Movement of 1907, the need for a system to educate and form new believers became evident. In this article, I examine…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Protestants, Christianity, Religious Education
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Myers, William R. – Religious Education, 2016
The author identifies historic factors supportive of the 20th-century church's embrace of a program model for youth ministry while showing how its location outside the centering practices of the church by century's end produced a strong theological critique. The presence of both qualitative and quantitative research data and the reality of…
Descriptors: Churches, Youth, Clergy, Statistical Analysis
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Deitcher, Howard – Religious Education, 2016
The current study examines how Israeli teachers' beliefs and ideologies are expressed in their teaching of Biblical miracles. The article explores how Israeli teachers broach the topic of Biblical miracles, and how their beliefs and ideologies help them navigate a path from the national curriculum to the classroom. The article focuses on three key…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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