Pluralizing Catholic Identity

One strand in the scholarship of Catholic school identity perceives that it has deteriorated since Vatican II (1962-1965) and therefore needs restoration. Unfortunately, this perception is based on an assumption that there is a singular Catholic identity. This article demonstrates a basis in theolog...

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Published in:Religious education
Main Author: McDonough, Graham P. 1975-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [2019]
In:Religious education
Year: 2019, Volume: 114, Issue: 2, Pages: 168-180
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Catholicism / Denominational school / Religious identity / Pluralism
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Summary:One strand in the scholarship of Catholic school identity perceives that it has deteriorated since Vatican II (1962-1965) and therefore needs restoration. Unfortunately, this perception is based on an assumption that there is a singular Catholic identity. This article demonstrates a basis in theology, social theory, and educational thought to describe multiple Catholic identities, and then analyzes the work of two prominent Catholic educational theorists-Timothy Cook and Richard Rymarz-whose work follows a conception of Catholic identity in the singular. Finally, it considers the practical merits of acknowledging, coordinating, and promoting many kinds of Catholic identity in a school.
ISSN:1547-3201
Contains:Enthalten in: Religious education
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/00344087.2018.1560744