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Teaching Civic Engagement

Forrest Clingerman and Reid B. Locklin


What is the civic relevance of the academic study of religion, considered on its own terms and in its increased diversity? The chapters explore this question by focusing on four core capacities: intellectual complexity (C), social location (L), empathetic accountability (E), and motivated action (A)—the CLEA model. In the first section of the book, two chapters describe the CLEA model and offer an initial application of its four core capacities to the sources and methods that already define much teaching in the disciplines of religious studies and theology. A second section offers seven chapte ... More

Keywords: civic engagement, higher education, intellectual complexity, empathetic accountability, social location, motivated action, CLEA model

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190250508
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Forrest Clingerman, editor
Ohio Northern University

Reid B. Locklin, editor
St. Michael's College

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Section I What Are the Dimensions of Teaching Civic Engagement in the Religious Studies or Theology Classroom?

2 Sacred Sites and Staging Grounds

Ellen Posman with Reid B. Locklin

Section II What Practical Strategies and Questions Emerge from Teaching Civic Engagement in Religious Studies and Theology?

3 Teaching for Civic Engagement

Melissa C. Stewart

9 Stopping the Zombie Apocalypse

Elizabeth W. Corrie

Section III What Are the Theoretical Issues and Challenges in Teaching Civic Engagement in Religious Studies and Theology?

11 More than Global Citizenship

Karen Derris and Erin Runions

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