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Facing the Issues Raised in Psalm 1 through Thinking and Feeling: Applying the SIFT Approach to Biblical Hermeneutics among Muslim Educators

Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Religions 2018, 9(10), 323; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9100323
Received: 5 July 2018 / Revised: 23 July 2018 / Accepted: 23 July 2018 / Published: 21 October 2018
A group of 22 Muslim educators participating in a residential Islamic Education summer school were invited to explore their individual preferences for thinking and feeling (the two functions of the Jungian judging process). They were then invited to work in three groups (seven clear thinking types, eight clear feeling types, and seven individuals less clear of their preference) to discuss Psalm 1. Clear differences emerged between the ways in which thinking types and feeling types handled the judgement metred out to the wicked in the Psalm. The feeling types were disturbed by the portrayal of God in Psalm 1 and sought ways to mitigate the stark message. The thinking types confronted the dangers to which this image of God could lead and sought pedagogic strategies for dealing with these dangers. View Full-Text
Keywords: biblical hermeneutics; Muslim educators; Islamic education; reader perspective; psychological type theory biblical hermeneutics; Muslim educators; Islamic education; reader perspective; psychological type theory
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Francis, L.J.; McKenna, U.; Sahin, A. Facing the Issues Raised in Psalm 1 through Thinking and Feeling: Applying the SIFT Approach to Biblical Hermeneutics among Muslim Educators. Religions 2018, 9, 323. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9100323

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Francis LJ, McKenna U, Sahin A. Facing the Issues Raised in Psalm 1 through Thinking and Feeling: Applying the SIFT Approach to Biblical Hermeneutics among Muslim Educators. Religions. 2018; 9(10):323. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9100323

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Francis, Leslie J., Ursula McKenna, and Abdullah Sahin. 2018. "Facing the Issues Raised in Psalm 1 through Thinking and Feeling: Applying the SIFT Approach to Biblical Hermeneutics among Muslim Educators" Religions 9, no. 10: 323. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9100323

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