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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(4), 201; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci8040201

Convergence Education of Medicine and Theology in a Secular Age

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College of Theology, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
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College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
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This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2017S1A5A8022660).
Received: 27 September 2018 / Revised: 25 October 2018 / Accepted: 6 November 2018 / Published: 15 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Education and Religion in a Secular Age)
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Convergence education of medicine and theology (CEMT) is an effective religious education learning model in a secular age. The highly elaborate rationality of the secular environment encourage es dialogical discourse between science and religion. There is a mutually reinforcing relationship between medicine and theology even given each discipline’s differences from the other. In this paper, the dialogical discourse between medicine and theology about the human-genome project serves as an example of the symbiotic relevance of both disciplines. The Ebola virus shows how theological discourse can be included in what is apparently a medical concern to ultimately benefit medical efforts. An example of CEMT in the classroom shows the possibilities for enlarging the conventional horizons of religious education to overlap medicine. View Full-Text
Keywords: secularization; rationality; medicine; theology; symbiotic relevance secularization; rationality; medicine; theology; symbiotic relevance
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Kwon, S.-Y.; Cho, N.H.; Son, M. Convergence Education of Medicine and Theology in a Secular Age. Educ. Sci. 2018, 8, 201.

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