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Religions 2018, 9(12), 407; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9120407

Remembering for our Future: Affirming the Religious Education Tradition as a Guide for the Religious Education Movement

Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458-9993, USA
Received: 29 November 2018 / Revised: 29 November 2018 / Accepted: 5 December 2018 / Published: 10 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reenvisioning Religious Education)
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Abstract

This article addresses doubts about the viability, and hence future, of religious education. The researcher utilized structural analysis based on the questions: What central concepts and commitments have provided structure for the field of religious education as it has developed over time? How have social and cultural factors and changes in social and cultural context shaped the ways the structuring concepts and commitments of religious education have been embraced? To what extent can an understanding of the structuring concepts and commitments of the field enable us to make sense of the contemporary doubts about religious education? Additionally, the methodology of field mapping was used to map the models and approaches to religious education that have developed over time. The researcher found, and these findings are presented in this article, that structural analysis informed by field mapping can enable us to understand both the strengths and limitations of contemporary religious education. The researcher concluded that, based on a structural analysis of the field, religious educators can and should respond to the present crisis in religious education by defining the purpose and scope of religious education more clearly. The analysis in the final section of this article is based on that conclusion. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious education; history of religious education; religion and education; religious education and practical theology religious education; history of religious education; religion and education; religious education and practical theology
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