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Religions 2018, 9(10), 316; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9100316

Boundary-Breaking Disposition against Post-Truth: Five Big Questions for Religious Education

Religious Studies and Philosophy, The University of Findlay, 334 Frazer Street, Findlay, OH 45840, USA
Received: 15 September 2018 / Revised: 5 October 2018 / Accepted: 16 October 2018 / Published: 17 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reenvisioning Religious Education)
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This paper articulates how religious education can broaden our perspective on post-truth from simply an issue of critical reading to a philosophical challenge involving larger issues such as our sense of self, perception of others, and grounding of justice. Pointing out that the root cause of post-truth is our parochial, defensive sense of self and community, which premises a boundary-drawing/building mindset, the author suggests the feeling of transcendence as an intellectual, psychological, and spiritual ground to cultivate a counterforce, which is the boundary-breaking disposition. This rationale is developed particularly by the discussion of the Five Big Questions that the author has been using for his Introduction to Religion course: Ultimate Meaning, Transcendence, Personal Identity, Vocation, and Service. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious education; post-truth; introduction to religion; meaning of life religious education; post-truth; introduction to religion; meaning of life
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