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Personal Encounter: The Only Way

Roger Bergman

in Catholic Social Learning

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233281
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241736 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823233281.003.0001
Personal Encounter: The Only Way

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This chapter includes a faith-justice autobiography and biographical sketches of witnesses. It sets the basic theme of this book. It talks about how to move students from naïveté to solidarity and what makes the crucial difference. It was a personal encounter and subsequent relationship with the poor that marginalized and stimulated a hunger and thirst for justice, and therefore a commitment to Catholic social teaching (CST) in the author of this book. The author believes that he has learned something from his own experience, that CST has much to learn about pedagogy and that Ignatian pedagogy is a sure foundation for this enterprise.

Keywords: naïveté; solidarity; Catholic philosopher; Catholic social teaching; pedagogy

Chapter.  6136 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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