Catholic Schools and the Embodiment of Religiosity: The development of Religiosity towards the Common Good

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Abstract

In the Netherlands, the relation between Catholic schools and the Catholic Church was apparent during the pillarized educational system and culture of the first decades of the 20th century. In the post-pillarized decennia afterward, their connection transformed and became less recognizable. At first glance, their contemporary relation sometimes seems only superficial. This article argues that Catholic schools are connected with the Catholic religious tradition in an embodied way and in their orientation toward the common good. Furthermore, the embodied religiosity expressed in daily school life is more than both schools and church realize, intertwined with ecclesiastical reflections on Catholic education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-161
Number of pages11
JournalReligious education
Volume110
Issue number2
Early online date18 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015

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  • school identity, catholic school, embodiment of religion

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In: Religious education, Vol. 110, No. 2, 18.04.2015, p. 150-161.

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