Education Has Nothing to Do with Theology: James Michael Lee's Social Science Religious Instruction

Education Has Nothing to Do with Theology: James Michael Lee's Social Science Religious Instruction

by Edward J. Newell

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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.

About the Contributor(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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597525275
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Series: Princeton Theological Monographs
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

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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