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Maritain, Religion, and Education

A Theocentric Humanism Approach

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Luz M. Ibarra

Maritain, Religion, and Education: A Theocentric Humanism Approach offers a comprehensive study of Jacques Maritain’s philosophy of education as applied to the specific field of religious education. This book demonstrates that his philosophy is still relevant and that the philosophical-religious idea of the human person is an indispensable point of departure for any educational theory, particularly in the field of religious education. Maritain’s theocentric humanism stresses not only the relation of God and humanity but that of humanity and the world. His thinking fosters unity – by considering the human person as unity – with religious education becoming a liberating process that conforms to the goal of religious education: to deliver persons from all obstacles to union with God by fostering the spiritual life of religious educators and society alike.

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Introduction ..................................................................................................... 1 Chapter One: Maritain’s Philosophical Background ...................................... 7 Philosophy of Education ................................................................................. 7 Definition .................................................................................................... 7 Importance ................................................................................................ 12 Catholic Philosophy of Education ............................................................ 17 Maritain’s Philosophical Background ........................................................... 21 Maritain and Thomism ............................................................................. 22 Maritain and Neo-Thomism ..................................................................... 26 American Educational Pragmatism .......................................................... 32 Conclusion .................................................................................................... 36 Chapter Two: The Life and Work of Maritain ............................................... 39 His Life ......................................................................................................... 39 Early Years ............................................................................................... 39 Marriage and Conversion ........................................................................ 41 Thomistic Philosopher .............................................................................. 44 The American Years ................................................................................. 51 The Later Years ........................................................................................ 71 Maritain’s Works Related to Education ........................................................ 73 Chapter Three: Maritain’s Philosophy of Religious Education .................... 77 Maritain’s Christian Philosophy of Education .............................................. 77 The Human Person ........................................................................................ 81 A Philosophical-Religious Idea of the Human Person ............................. 82 Person-Centered Philosophy .................................................................... 85 The Concept of Education ............................................................................. 87 A Human Awakening and an Ethical Art .................................................. 88 viii Maritain, Religion, and Education Democratic Education and Liberal Education ......................................... 89 The Aims of Education ................................................................................. 92 The Conquest of Freedom and Truth ........................................................ 92 The Virtue of Wisdom ............................................................................... 94 Religious Education and Moral Life ........................................................ 95 The Fundamental Dispositions of the Student .............................................. 98 The Five Dispositions ............................................................................... 99 Imagination, Intuition, and Natural Reason ........................................... 100 The Education of Women ........................................................................ 103 The Role of the Teacher .............................................................................. 105 Teachers Are Artists ............................................................................... 107 Teaching’s Domain of Truth .................................................................. 108 The Christian Teacher ............................................................................ 110 Chapter Four: Philosophy of Education and Religious Education .............. 113 The Importance of a Philosophy of Education in Religious Education .......... 114 Religious Education and Culture ........................................................... 115 Theory and Praxis .................................................................................. 117 Religious Education as an Integrative Education ........................................ 119 Theocentric Humanism in Religious Education ..................................... 121 Social Aspect and Context ..................................................................... 124 Aims of Religious Education ...................................................................... 127 Spiritual Liberation ................................................................................ 128 Wisdom and Moral...

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