Religious faith in education: enemy or asset?

Sullivan, John (2012) Religious faith in education: enemy or asset? Journal of Beliefs & Values, 33 (2). pp. 183-193. ISSN 1361-7672

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In this article I hope to cast some light on the relationship between religious faith and education by a preliminary mapping of the field. There are three parts to the article. First, I lay out the assumptions from which the rest of the article builds. Second, I seek to identify possible links between religion and education. As a sub-set of this, I explore a range of ways that theology might relate to education. Third, as a step towards a more healthy relationship between education and religious faith, I offer reasons why the church needs the academy and the academy needs the church. In the light of a convergence of the concerns that I show are shared by religious believers and educators, it is suggested that religious faith in the context of education should be considered an asset rather than an enemy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in Journal of Beliefs & Values [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Journal of Beliefs & Values is available online at
Keywords: Christianity, academy, theology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2013 08:47
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 11:20

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