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ck said in May 21st, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Along similar lines, here is a great quote from a talk given by Tracey Rowland on Religious Ed (circa 29 minute mark):

“Before the Second Vatican Council there was a focus on the cognitive dimension, but there was often a poor integration of dogmatic theology with spirituality. After the Council, the pendulum swung in the opposite direction. The content became shallow, hard areas were glossed over, and controversial issues were often left out altogether. Religious education meant sitting around in a circle and talking about one’s most intimate spiritual experiences. Apart from its lack of cognitive dimension, and thus its propensity to bore the brighter students toward atheism, it was a huge invasion of personal privacy.

“As has so often been the case in our history, Religious Education has to find a middle path between two extremes.”


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