Thinking Christian Ethos: Meaning of Catholic Education

By: David Albert Jones and Stephen Barrie

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 148mm by 210mm

ISBN : 9781784690311

Number of Pages: 160

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This book is about the meaning of Catholic education.  It is not a book only for practising Roman Catholics but is a resource for anyone who wishes to explore how education is to be understood from a Christian perspective.  It sets out a vision of education that is, or that ought to be, embodied in a Church School (especially but not only in a Catholic school).  Its primary concern is religious and moral education, not only as subjects in themselves, but as the foundation of the entire educational process. The project, of which this book is the centre-piece, grew out of the experience of the authors, and in particular from their discussions with students, teachers and school leaders.

David Albert Jones is the Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, and Professor in the School of Education, Theology and Leadership at St Mary's University, Twickenham.
 
Stephen Barrie is Education Officer at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and is studying for a PhD in Philosophy at King's College, London.

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Anonymous

14/03/2016

This text is to be warmly welcomed at a time when there is significant debate about the place of Church schools and religious education in society. It can help clarify prejudices and misunderstandings about Catholic education. It will be a rich resource for parents, teachers and governors as well as all others interested in the ‘heart-beat’ of Catholic schools. Complex thought is summarised in an accessible way which can assist leaders to reflect on how to deepen Catholic identity by better understanding human flourishing, the virtues, revelation and God’s grace perfecting nature. It invites prayerful reflection. (HE Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster)

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Anonymous

14/03/2016

A marvellously rich volume, the book contains a wealth of theological seams worthy to be mined by anyone interested in religious education from a Catholic faith perspective. (Dr Liam Francis Gearon, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford)

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Anonymous

14/03/2016

This book provides a much needed stimulus to renewed thinking in Catholic education with a detached and fair account avoiding mere polemics. It is well written, comprehensive and brings together an important theme with great deftness providing us with a wealth of insight in a manner that is both unusual and original. (Prof James Arthur, Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham)

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Anonymous

14/03/2016

An informative, challenging and accessible text which elegantly elucidates the purpose and meaning of Catholic education. It is all the better for rooting itself not only within the theological tradition but also societal and contemporary mores, raising questions and engaging its audience in a manner which ensures this book won’t remain on the shelf. (Dr Maureen Glackin, Head of the School of Education, Theology & Leadership, St Mary’s University, Twickenham)

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Anonymous

14/03/2016

This is an extremely clear and well written resource that has helped me to understand the issues afresh. Many of the chapters serve as excellent resources for my A level pupils (Virtue Ethics) and I am most grateful for the excellent way it has been laid out as well. First rate job! (Patrick Fleischer Head of RE at the Cardinal Vaughn School)