"Education Has Nothing to Do with Theology"

James Michael Lee's Social Science Religious Instruction

By Edward J. Newell

"Education Has Nothing to Do with Theology"

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  • ISBN: 9781597525275
  • Pages: 130
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
Web Price: $15.20

"Education Has Nothing to Do with Theology"

James Michael Lee's Social Science Religious Instruction

By Edward J. Newell

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  • ISBN: 9781597525275
  • Pages: 130
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20

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Does education have any relation to theology? How do the educator's worldview commitments speak to his or her practice of education? James Michael Lee brought a definite answer to these questions -- a firm no to the relations question, and an advocacy for empirical findings over and against any speculative or theoretical positions in reply to the commitments
question. Lee claimed to have a universal, neutral metatheory for all religious education, a theory that would apply to all religious educators in any and every religion. But in proposing his theory he overlooked the way that empirical facts express worldviews. This book is a detective story, tracing commitments that lay underneath empirical "neutrality." In the process the reader will see avenues that unmistakably link education to theology. Education turns out to be a thoroughly worldview-conditioned process. This new work is essential reading for professors and students in
both religious and general education.

Contributors-

Edward J. Newell

Bio(s)-

Edward J. Newell is Assistant Professor of Education at Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. He received his Ed.D. from Columbia University.

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