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Securing Security in Education: The Role of Public Theology and a Case Study in Global Jihadism

Version 1 : Received: 6 July 2018 / Approved: 25 July 2018 / Online: 25 July 2018 (12:58:28 CEST)

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Lovat, T. Securing Security in Education: The Role of Public Theology and a Case Study in Global Jihadism. Religions 2018, 9, 244. Lovat, T. Securing Security in Education: The Role of Public Theology and a Case Study in Global Jihadism. Religions 2018, 9, 244.

Journal reference: Religions 2018, 9, 244
DOI: 10.3390/rel9080244

Abstract

The article mounts an argument for public theology as an appropriate if not vital adjunct to contemporary education’s addressing of security issues in light of current world events with indisputable religious and arguably quasi-theological foundations. It will briefly expound on the history of thought that has marginalized theology as a public discipline and then move to justify the counter view that the discipline, at least in the form of public theology, has potential to address matters of such public concern in a unique and helpful way. The article will culminate with an exploration of Global Jihadism as a case study that illustrates the usefulness of public theology in understanding it better and so allowing for a response with potential to be more informed and security-assured than is commonly effected.

Subject Areas

Security; Education; Public Theology; Islam; Global Jihadism

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