Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools

Editors: Buchanan, Michael T., Gellel, Adrian-Mario (Eds.)

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  • The first book to bring together authors from the six continents to reflect and to share the studies on Catholic Religious Education
  • Shows great breadth and depth of scholarship
  • A key reference point for those involved in researching, planning and designing curricula for Catholic Religious Education
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This book covers theoretical aspects of Catholic Religious Education in schools and examines them from multiple theoretical and contextual perspectives. It captures the contemporary academic and educational developments in the field of Religious Education while discussing in detail the challenges that Religious Educators face in different European, Asian, African, Australian, American and Latin American countries. The edited collection investigates how to pass on a Catholic heritage as a “living tradition” in diversely populated schools and communities. In this way it explores and asserts the proper identity of Catholic Religious Education in dialogue with Catechetics and with the wider discipline of Religious Education.

As the different articles of this publication demonstrate - through a series of interesting and critical points of view - Catholic Religious Education is confronted with many challenges from the risk of marginalization to the confusion produced by a religious indifferentism leading to a strictly comparative or neutral method in the study of religions. It is essential to take into account in our research perspectives that Catholic Religious Education is not only a subject but also a mission in the light of the diakonia of truth in the midst of humanity

H.E. Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect, Congregation for Catholic Education, Holy See, Vatican City

 Religious education teachers cannot by themselves overcome the ills of society, but religious education...can help to create better citizens of the world as some authors argue throughout this collection. could not ask more from such timely and provocative collection. It is a gift to the profession and to Catholic Religious Education.

Prof. Gloria Durka, Fordham University, New York, NY, USA

 

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As the different articles of this publication demonstrate - through a series of interesting and critical points of view - Catholic Religious Education is confronted with many challenges from the risk of marginalization to the confusion produced by a religious indifferentism leading to a strictly comparative or neutral method in the study of religions. It is essential to take into account in our research perspectives that Catholic Religious Education is not only a subject but also a mission in the light of the diakonia of truth in the midst of humanity.

H.E. Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect, Congregation for Catholic Education, Holy See, Vatican City

Religious education teachers cannot by themselves overcome the ills of society, but religious education...can help to create better citizens of the wolrd as some authors argue throughout this collection. could not ask more from such timely and provocative collection. It is a gift to the profession and to Catholic Religious Education.

Prof. Gloria Durka, Fordham University, New York, NY, USA


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Contextualising the Catholic Religious Education Project

    Pages 1-4

    Gellel, Adrian-Mario (et al.)

  • The Progression of Religious Education Since the Second Vatican Council as Seen Through Some Church Documents

    Pages 9-21

    D’Souza, Mario O.

  • The Interdisciplinary Imperative of Catholic Religious Education

    Pages 23-34

    Gellel, Adrian-Mario

  • How Much and Which Theology in Religious Education? On the Intimate Place of Theology in the Public Space of the School

    Pages 35-45

    Roebben, Bert

  • Problem or Paradox: Teaching the Catholic Religion in Catholic Schools

    Pages 47-60

    Scott, Kieran

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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37122-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools
Editors
  • Michael T. Buchanan
  • Adrian-Mario Gellel
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20925-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20925-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20924-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37122-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 305
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