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Religions 2018, 9(8), 244;

Securing Security in Education: The Role of Public Theology and a Case Study in Global Jihadism

Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Received: 6 July 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 16 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion, Education, Security)
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The article mounts an argument for public theology as an appropriate if not vital adjunct to contemporary education’s addressing of security issues in light of current world events with indisputable religious and arguably quasi-theological foundations. It will briefly expound on the history of thought that has marginalized theology as a public discipline and then move to justify the counter view that the discipline, at least in the form of public theology, has potential to address matters of such public concern in a unique and helpful way. The article will culminate with an exploration of Global Jihadism as a case study that illustrates the usefulness of public theology in understanding it better and so allowing for a response with potential to be more informed and security-assured than is commonly effected. View Full-Text
Keywords: security; education; public theology; Islam; Global Jihadism security; education; public theology; Islam; Global Jihadism
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