ERIC Number: EJ1212849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Pluralizing Catholic Identity
McDonough, Graham P.
Religious Education, v114 n2 p168-180 2019
One strand in the scholarship of Catholic school identity perceives that it has deteriorated since Vatican II (1962-1965) and therefore needs restoration. Unfortunately, this perception is based on an assumption that there is a "singular" Catholic identity. This article demonstrates a basis in theology, social theory, and educational thought to describe "multiple" Catholic identities, and then analyzes the work of two prominent Catholic educational theorists--Timothy Cook and Richard Rymarz--whose work follows a conception of Catholic identity in the singular. Finally, it considers the practical merits of acknowledging, coordinating, and promoting many "kinds" of Catholic identity in a school.
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Catholics, Educational History, Social Theories, Religion, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Churches
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A