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What’s in a Name! The Post Secular, Secularization and Adult Theological Education

Rymarz, Richard (2014) What’s in a Name! The Post Secular, Secularization and Adult Theological Education. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 11 (2). pp. 100-109. ISSN 1743-1654

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Abstract

One of the claims of the post secular is that there is a renewed personal interest in religion. An important manifestation of this is, amongst other things, a rise in prominence of spirituality as a descriptor of the views of many young adults. Rather than being seen as a new category, however, phenomenon like the rise of spirituality can be explained by using secularization theory. If secularization is seen as a process it anticipates that religious views and practices, broadly defined, will persist but these will lack formative and directive power. In light of this, those involved in the theological education of young adults need to be mindful that many today are vulnerable to an uncritical acceptance of dominant cultural paradigms. This occurs especially when young adults do not experience communal support.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: post secular, secularization, spirituality, young adults
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 02:49
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 03:48
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2544

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