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Revista de Educação PUC-Campinas

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ALBUQUERQUE, Maria Betânia Barbosa  e  BARBOSA, Rafael Grigório Reis. Religion as education. Educ. Puc. [online]. 2016, vol.21, n.1, pp.127-137. ISSN 1519-3993.

The aim of the article was to analyze the relations between education and religion from an anthropological and epistemological perspective. It starts from the premise that religion can be assimilated as an educational process through a set of knowledge that is propagated and learned by individuals, forming their identities. Through the contributions arising from studies on education combined with anthropology and cultural history, we analyze the connection between education and culture. We consider some research studies that view education within the horizon of religion and point out the epistemological challenges to rethink education and research within the convergence of education, culture and religion. Methodologically, this is the result of a theoretical and bibliographic research based on experiences that discuss education in religious spaces with the purpose of reconsidering the epistemic status of the propositions. It may be concluded that education experienced in religious spaces is a practice linked to life promotion and social reproduction in which individuals construct their subjectivities and give continuity to their existence. By means of the multiple forms of religious experiences, the article also considers that such experiences demand further investigative analysis to overcome the exclusively rational or technical-scientific patterns that predominate in such analyses.

Palavras-chave : Education; Epistemology; Religion.

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