Journal of religious culture = Journal für Religionskultur
The different grades students’ understanding levels of the concept of religion in turkish elementary education
- The aim of this study is to examine the different grades students’ understanding levels of the concept of religion in elementary education. A total of 107 different grades students taken from elementary schools were asked the concept in using open ended question developed by the researcher. Obtained data showed that students couldn’t understand the concept correctly and scientifically and the majority of the students had a misconception about the concept such as worshipping, worships, being ethical, ethical behaviours and obligatory behaviours. Furthermore, some students had specific conceptual confusions about the concept.
The importance of empathic communication in dialog process
- When we observe today’s world, we can safely say that tensions and clashes still continue and
that some of them arise from interreligious and intercultural conflicts. In search of a safer future
world, man, naturally, looks for a solution. In this context, it is thought that empathic
communication model will contribute greatly to the reduction of prejudices and to the formation
of a healthy interreligious and intercultural dialog process. The aim of this study is to
draw attention towards the importance of learning and teaching of empathic communication
skills as a procedural method in interreligious and intercultural relations. In this study, emphasis
was placed upon communication conflicts and prejudices and contributions that empathic
communication can make in the reduction of prejudices were outlined.
Salvation and faith : with special reference to Martin Luther’s and John Calvin’s ideas ; a theological contribution to a general theory of religion
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Swami Vivekananda and the Buddhism
- Modern Hindus use the term 'Hindu' in a positive sense. It is no more a derogatory appellation used by foreigners and oppressors, but a powerful self chosen name. The historically most valid ideologue of that positive Hindu understanding is Narendra Nath Datta (1863-1902). This highly talented son of a regarded lawyer family in Calcutta became disciple of Ramakrishna, the flaming son and priest of the goddess Kali and greatest religious virtuoso in the 19th century. Becoming a sannyasin Narendra received the title and name Swami Vivekananda; after the death of his master he set up the famous Ramakrishna Order. ...