The Contribution of Secular Social Theory to Research in Christian Education

By Elizabeth Green
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This article argues that educators should be aware of the way that Christian beliefs interact with the structure and practices of secular education policies and that established secular social theory can help them to do this. Drawing on an example from empirical research, the author models how concepts associated with Bourdieu's social theory can illuminate the cultural impact of Christian worldview on students. The article concludes that this type of engagement counters the marginalization of religion within sociology of education research.

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Article in Journal of Education and Christian Belief
Volume #: 16
Issue #: 1
Pages: 9-21
Year: 2012

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