Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1, 77-87

Justification as topic of Catholic and confessional-cooperative Religious Education (RE)

‘Justification’ is a key notion of Protestantism. Yet, surprisingly, it seems to play only a subordinate role in Protestant RE and no role at all in Catholic RE. This, despite the fact that the notion seeks to express the core biblical definition of the relationship between God and humans—that God in his prevenient mercy is an unconditionally loving, just and liberating God. The notion of justification is in essence a soteriological, not a juridical term, whose semantic content, however, has to be theologically revitalized in ecumenical dialogue under late modernity’s altered conditions of understanding . As such the notion is also highly relevant from an educational perspective.

justification, education, ecumenism, religious education

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1