Religious Literacy
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Religious Literacy


  • Author : Stephen Prothero
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780061856211


Religious Literacy Book Description :

The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life's basic questions, yet only half of American adults can name even one of the four gospels and most Americans cannot name the first book of the Bible. Despite this lack of basic knowledge, politicians and pundits continue to root public policy arguments in religious rhetoric whose meanings are missed—or misinterpreted—by the vast majority of Americans. "We have a major civic problem on our hands," says religion scholar Stephen...

Foundations of Religious Literacy

Foundations of Religious Literacy


  • Author : John V. Apczynski
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0819156175


Foundations of Religious Literacy Book Description :

Originally published by the College Theology Society in 1982, this collection of essays addresses issues of religious literacy. The explorations forming the unifying motif here focus on where religious classics can be found today, how they are encountered, and how their meaning is properly grasped and expressed. These concerns are vital to those engaged professionally in the transmission, assimilation and creative development of our cultural heritage. Co-published with the College Theology Society....

Teaching Religious Literacy

Teaching Religious Literacy


  • Author : Ariel Ennis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-10
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781351796767


Teaching Religious Literacy Book Description :

Offering resources and initiatives on religious and spiritual diversity in higher education, this book describes the conceptual foundations for teaching religious literacy and provides a sample curriculum with a facilitator's guide and assessment tools needed to evaluate its development among students. With a clear understanding of the diversity of religious and spiritual experiences found on college and university campuses, Ennis offers a much-needed framework for facilitating conversations about religion and spirituality in colleges and universities. By working from a comprehensive overview of NYU’s award-winning Faith Zone training program, this book breaks down the methodology and tools required to create religious literacy training curricula a...

Religious Literacy in Hospice Care

Religious Literacy in Hospice Care


  • Author : Panagiotis Pentaris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781351103718


Religious Literacy in Hospice Care Book Description :

This is the first book to explore how religion, belief and spirituality are negotiated in hospice care. Specifically, it considers the significant place that spiritual care has in hospice care and claims that the changing role of religion and belief in society highlights the need to re-examine how such identities are integrated in professional practice. Using religious literacy as a framework, the author explores how healthcare professionals in hospice care respond to religion, belief and spiritual identities of service users. Part 1 provides a comprehensive account of the content and history of the place of religion, belief and spirituality in hospice care. Part 2 examines how these topics are negotiated in hospice care by looking at three key areas...

Religious Literacy  Law and History

Religious Literacy Law and History


  • Author : Alberto Melloni
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781351398664


Religious Literacy Law and History Book Description :

The book profiles some of the macro and micro factors that have impact on European religious literacy. It seeks to understand religious illiteracy and its effects on the social and political milieu through the framing of the historical, institutional, religious, social, juridical and educational conditions within which it arises. Divided into four parts, in the first one, One literacy, more literacies?, the book defines the basic concepts underpinning the question of religious illiteracy in Europe. Part II, Understanding illiteracies, debating disciplines?, highlights the theological, philosophical, historical and political roots of the phenomenon, looking at the main nodes that are both the reasons religious illiteracy is widespread and the starting...

Religious literacy in policy and practice

Religious literacy in policy and practice


  • Author : Dinham, Adam
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-17
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781447316688


Religious literacy in policy and practice Book Description :

It has long been assumed that religion is in decline in the West: however it continues to have an important yet contested role in individual lives and in society at large. Furthermore half a century or so in which religion and belief were barely talked about in public has resulted in a pressing lack of religious literacy, leaving many ill-equipped to engage with religion and belief when they encounter them in daily life – in relationships, law, media, the professions, business and politics, among others. This valuable book is the first to bring together theory and policy with analysis and expertise on practices in key areas of the public realm to explore what religious literacy is, why it is needed and what might be done about it. It makes the case...

Religious Literacy and Schools

Religious Literacy and Schools


  • Author : Gillian Georgiou
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 1788270916


Religious Literacy and Schools Book Description :

"The resource proposes a topic of conversation: what is religious literacy and why does it matter? It considers the challenges of religious illiteracy in the United Kingdom and proposes ways in which it might be addressed through high quality balanced religious education. This initiative is currently being pioneered in church schools around the country, but with the expectation that it will be appropriate for all schools"--Page 4 of cover....

Overcoming Religious Illiteracy

Overcoming Religious Illiteracy


  • Author : D. Moore
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780230607002


Overcoming Religious Illiteracy Book Description :

In Overcoming Religious Illiteracy, Harvard professor and Phillips Academy teacher Diane L. Moore argues that though the United States is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, the vast majority of citizens are woefully ignorant about religion itself and the basic tenets of the world's major religious traditions. The consequences of this religious illiteracy are profound and include fueling the culture wars, curtailing historical understanding and promoting religious and racial bigotry. In this volume, Moore combines theory with practice to articulate how to incorporate the study of religion into the schools in ways that will invigorate classrooms and enhance democratic discourse in the public sphere....

RE Teachers  Religious Literacy

RE Teachers Religious Literacy


  • Author : Ole K. Kjørven
  • Publisher : Waxmann Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783830984887


RE Teachers Religious Literacy Book Description :

The author conducted an empirical study on RE teachers' religious literacy, more specifically, on how they interpret a religious narrative. The transactional analysis of the RE teachers' interpretations of The Prodigal Son brought forth four categories or typologies: the immanent approach, the ethical, the Christian, and the dialogical approach. The typologies reflect that the RE teachers' interpretations are determined by different factors, more precisely, by the decisions made in the actual text-reader transactions. Kjørven therefore argues that it is important for RE teachers and RE teacher students to develop an awareness of and knowledge about the complexity of what is involved in meaning-making processes. A literacy of this kind, he concludes,...