How We Get Somewhere Religiously: Religious Education and Deconversion

Engaging the work of Robert Kegan, Mary C. Boys, and John Caputo, this article explores whether disaffiliation, or more accurately deconversion, might be one possible outcome of successful religious education forming a mature religious consciousness for postmodernity's changing religious landsc...

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Published in:Religious education
Main Author: Nagle, James Michael
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [2017]
In:Religious education
Year: 2017, Volume: 112, Issue: 3, Pages: 255-263
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Engaging the work of Robert Kegan, Mary C. Boys, and John Caputo, this article explores whether disaffiliation, or more accurately deconversion, might be one possible outcome of successful religious education forming a mature religious consciousness for postmodernity's changing religious landscape. Through a presentation of deconversion literature alongside a trialogue of these developmental, philosophical, and religious educational theories, the article critically and experimentally constructs a religious educational discourse for the changing space we find ourselves in, and suggests deconversion research offers significant theological and practical material for reflection on how we might be getting somewhere religiously.
ISSN:1547-3201
Contains:Enthalten in: Religious education
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/00344087.2017.1309114