Paul Ricoeur and Robert Kegan in Unlikely Dialogue: Towards A “Narrative-Developmental” Approach to Human Identity and Its Value for Christian Religious Education

The following essay, albeit centered upon the theories of philosopher Paul Ricoeur and psychologist Robert Kegan, ultimately sets out to articulate specifically how the ways that people narrate meaning throughout their lives can be a source of theological and pedagogical insight. By making explicit...

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Published in:International journal of practical theology
Main Author: Lunde-Whitler, Joshua ca. 21. Jh.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: de Gruyter [2015]
In: International journal of practical theology
Year: 2015, Volume: 19, Issue: 2, Pages: 292-316
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Ricœur, Paul 1913-2005 / Kegan, Robert 1946- / Identity development / Narrativity / Meaning / Religious pedagogy
IxTheo Classification:CD Christianity and Culture
NBE Anthropology
RF Christian education; catechetics
VA Philosophy
ZD Psychology
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The following essay, albeit centered upon the theories of philosopher Paul Ricoeur and psychologist Robert Kegan, ultimately sets out to articulate specifically how the ways that people narrate meaning throughout their lives can be a source of theological and pedagogical insight. By making explicit the interconnections between Kegan's and Ricoeur's seemingly disparate theses, a so-called narrative-developmental view of human identity is presented and outlined. Resulting reflections consider: the importance of valuing individual persons in religious education, identity-formation as creatio continua, consciousness-raising in adults as the expansion of identity towards greater authenticity and compassion; etc.
ISSN:1612-9768
Contains:Enthalten in: International journal of practical theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/ijpt-2014-9001