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Reingold, Matt – Religious Education, 2016
The article presents research from a practitioner research study conducted in a non-denominational Jewish secondary school. As part of the study, students created artistic works based on chapter 12 of the biblical book of Numbers. Four of the twelve student groups created works that directly engaged with their conceptions of God as represented in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Secondary School Students, Jews, Art Products
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Fisherman, Shraga – Religious Education, 2016
Researchers have been demonstrating interest in doubts regarding religious faith for thirty years. The current study goal was examining differences between three groups of religious male adolescents in Israel, regarding faith identity, doubts in religious faith (past and present), religious behavior, and the connection between them. Three…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Self Concept, Multivariate Analysis
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Sigel, Deena – Religious Education, 2016
This design experiment in prayer education for Jewish students was motivated by a current educational concern: educating for spirituality and religious practice. Educators are tasked with formally nurturing spirituality (Wright 2001). It is known that attitude to religious observance may change during adolescence (Hyde 1963), thus attitude to…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religion, Religious Factors
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Smith, Lyn Marie; van der Nest, Theo – Religious Education, 2016
The Private Schools Conditional Integration Act (PSCI Act) of 1975 in New Zealand reinvigorated a Catholic education system, on the verge of financial collapse. This enacted legislation required Catholic authorities to develop and maintain the "Special Character" of the school. Financial or State aid is dependent on each school's ability…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation
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Goto, Courtney T. – Religious Education, 2016
Christian religious educators are charged with teaching the practice of loving as Jesus did--transforming broken relationships and enacting radical, life-giving ways of being with and for one another. Redefining some of the sensibilities of "clown ministry" of earlier decades, the author presents clowning as a critical pedagogy that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Christianity, Intimacy
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Townes, Emilie M. – Religious Education, 2016
Emilie Townes begins by describing her childhood growing up as a Black middle class girl headed toward womanhood in the South in the late 1950s, 60's and early 70s. Townes writes that growing up during that time filled her with a host of experiences and memories that continue to shape her today. She writes that she learned about racism from the…
Descriptors: Imagination, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Racial Bias
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Horell, Harold D. – Religious Education, 2016
When the Religious Education Association (REA) was founded in 1903 in Chicago, the purpose of the organization was to explore innovative ways of envisioning, or we could say imagining, religious and moral instruction. At its first convention William Rainey Harper articulated a guiding vision for religious education that included foci on both…
Descriptors: Imagination, Religious Education, Organizations (Groups), Moral Development
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DeGear, Elizabeth Berne – Religious Education, 2016
This article examines the psychoanalytic concepts of object-relations theorist Christopher Bollas, applying them to a view of the Bible as "transformational object." Emphasizing the connection between psychological process and religious experience, this article suggests that each person's innate ability to choose and use objects is a key…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Psychology, Learning Theories
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Lipperini, Patricia T. – Religious Education, 2016
Motherhood is a complex experience that can be transformative, offering women opportunities for personal enrichment and spiritual development. Because the largest incidence of births occurs to women in the Millennial or late Generation X generations, this complex, potentially transformative experience occurs at a critical time in young adult…
Descriptors: Mothers, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Birth
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Geiger, Matthew W. – Religious Education, 2016
Although it is infrequently remarked on by religious education theorists, social demand performance and the insincere adoption of personae is pervasive in religious education practice. This article, based in participatory action research, sheds light on how and why students wear masks in religious education and how this phenomenon can be partially…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Participatory Research, Action Research, Deception
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Carmody, Brendan P. – Religious Education, 2015
Interreligious education has been a concern over the past few decades and continues to be a challenge. This article will review ways in which religious education has attempted to face the issue of education for increasingly multifaith societies. It identifies objectivity in religion as a major concern and will provide a perspective based on the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Conflict, Religious Cultural Groups, Religion Studies
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Court, Deborah; Seymour, Jack L. – Religious Education, 2015
In our teaching, research, and community service, both of us have sought to engage and extend the work of interfaith education. We write from our perspectives as a Jewish educator and as a Christian educator. Both of us have experienced the gifts and challenges this work engenders. The purpose of this article is simple: to offer a typology for…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Principles, Politics of Education, Teaching Methods
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Foster, Charles R. – Religious Education, 2015
The voluntarism in Protestant theologies and practices has significantly shaped the education of lay and professional Protestant religious educators in networks of voluntary and academic training programs that through the years have emphasized the interdependence of pedagogical, religious/theological, and social science theories and practices.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Protestants, Teacher Education, Volunteers
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Peck-McClain, Emily A. – Religious Education, 2015
Agency is a particular concern for ministry with adolescent girls because they rarely see themselves as subjects of their own lives. Human agency is often emphasized in churches as a way to explain human sinful action. As a population treated as objects by society, it is important for young women to embrace and exercise their agency in order to be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Hermeneutics, Humanism
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Dowd, Kevin M. – Religious Education, 2015
In the aftermath of school shootings, there is little hesitancy about including religious communities in the work of counseling, memorializing, sharing assembly space, and so on. The author argues that this instinct reveals anthropological and sociological insights that could help the religious community to find a public voice in response not only…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Educational Environment, Religion
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