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Harrelson, Walter – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses recent discoveries for "Bible" translation with a focus on the "Dead Sea Scrolls." Examines recent discoveries that provide direct support for alternative reading of biblical passages and those discoveries that have contributed additional insight to knowledge of cultural practices, especially legal and religious…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Boys, Mary C. – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses different biblical translations throughout history in the context of the imminent publication of the New Revised Standard Version of the "Bible." Contends that in the present time, religious educators confront unprecedented disclosures about scripture based on ecumenical and interrelgious scholarship. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Religion
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Bennett, Alan D. – Religious Education, 1990
Provides an analysis of different teaching approaches in using the New Revised Standard Version of (NRSV) of the "Bible." Reminds teachers that careful consideration must be given to the new NRSV as a teaching tool. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Biblical Literature, Churches, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bass, Dorothy C. – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses the issue of the cultural authority of mainstream Protestantism in twentieth century in the United States. Posits the author's understanding of the historical issues involved in studying mainstream protestantism. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, North American Culture, Protestants, Religious Cultural Groups
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Williams, Robert – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses some tendencies in young children's thinking that have been identified by Piaget as helping a child's initial socialization to the God-concept. Attempts to explain such tendencies of thought as childhood nominal realism, internal necessity, and affirmation in childhood thought. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Concept Formation, Early Childhood Education, Piagetian Theory
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Walters, Thomas P. – Religious Education, 1990
Maintains that all teachers possess instructional objectives despite claims to the contrary. Defines instructional objectives as the understanding, attitudes, and skills that a teacher wants a learner to acquire. Discusses the instructional objectives of catechetical education. Examines the debate over catechetical education and instructional…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices
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Hill, Brennan – Religious Education, 1990
Examines Alfred North Whitehead's educational theories and the value these theories possess for religious education. Outlines the application of Whitehead's theories to religious education. Expounds on Whitehead's theory of the threefold rhythm of the educational process: romance, precision, and generalization. (RW)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Collins, Peter M. – Religious Education, 1990
Contrasts John Dewey's attitude toward religion and the role of religion in the curriculum with the position of the Dutch Catechism on these two issues. Illustrates the significance of theological, religious, and philosophical principles on curriculum. Concludes that divergent positions concerning God and truth lead to different views on…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Plueddemann, James E. – Religious Education, 1989
Investigates the relationship between moral reasoning and instructional preference in a cross-cultural setting. Questions whether the kind of schooling as well as the amount of schooling correlate with levels of moral reasoning. Finds significant correlations. Contends that the importance of this study lies in its use to facilitate the adaptation…
Descriptors: College Students, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Butkus, Russell A. – Religious Education, 1989
Summarizes the reconceptualists view of curriculum building. Responds to the critique that the reconceptualist view point is overly theoretical. Draws upon Paulo Freire's model of pedagogy to illustrate praxis based on a process of curriculum development that takes seriously the reconceptualist view of the social, historical, and political…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Zisenwine, David – Religious Education, 1989
Analyzes existing materials for teaching the Talmud, pointing out that this material is uninteresting for most students. Describes an Israeli curriculum and instruction project at Masorti High School in Jerusalem which introduces Judaic studies from a positive, critical perspective. (KO)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Miller, Randolph C. – Religious Education, 1989
Argues that children need assistance in dealing with the fundamental questions concerning evil and God. Discusses kinds of evil and God's omnipotence. Urges that the relationship of God to evil be dealt with in religious education so that both children and adults can be adequately prepared to deal with suffering and death. (KO)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Coping, Death
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Arthur, Chris, J. – Religious Education, 1989
Considers the problems of perception and explication in the religious context and their significance for theological education and communication. Examines these problems in the medium of television. Urges that efforts begin to understand the value of television in conveying religious information and to create programs focusing on more than…
Descriptors: Communications, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Transfer, Perception
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Partington, Geoffrey – Religious Education, 1989
Presents a plan for studying the First Book of Samuel as a way to teach history using original text. Outlines a unit dealing with the establishment of the Jewish monarchy. Contends that the Old Testament is either neglected or presented inadequately for understanding history or building faith. (KO)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Judaism
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Ferguson, Marianne – Religious Education, 1989
Notes that activities of Eastern religions educators could inform the academic training of U.S. children. Points out that Eastern religious instructors have an integrated approach to religious education in which beliefs and practices are not distinguished from their philosophy and way of life. Suggests that religion might bind the fragments of…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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