Reconsidering the Role of Memory in Religious Education

Religious Education: The official journal of the Religious Education Association, 110:1, 52-69, DOI: 10.1080/00344087.2015.989096 (2015)

Posted: 30 Jun 2016

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Robert Brancatelli

Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business

Date Written: March 07, 2015

Abstract

This article examines the importance of memory in the Hebrew bible and how memory lay at the center of Ancient Israel’s religious faith and cultural identity. It argues for a similar, albeit nuanced, memory-based approach to contemporary Christian religious education. It analyzes memory through the lens of Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutic of narration and considers ways in which forgetting as well as remembering might play a role in faith formation and identity in the 21st century.

Keywords: memory, religious education, Ricoeur, Israel, bible

Suggested Citation

Brancatelli, Robert, Reconsidering the Role of Memory in Religious Education (March 07, 2015). Religious Education: The official journal of the Religious Education Association, 110:1, 52-69, DOI: 10.1080/00344087.2015.989096 (2015) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2801657

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