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Some implications of new creation theology for christian school curriculum

Graieg, Lindsay (2015) Some implications of new creation theology for christian school curriculum. Professional Doctorate thesis, Murdoch University.

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The study notes that much curriculum theory in the public domain is constrained by a materialist understanding of the person, prompting a focus on economic objectives and treating persons as human capital in a consumer culture. Examples are identified in current public curriculum in Australia. It is also noted that many purportedly Christian schools, in complying with state-prescribed minima, seem to fall short of offering an effective counter to this reductionist perspective.

An alternative perspective is hypothesised, drawing on the New Creation Theology exemplified by N. T. Wright, particularly in its approach to human personhood and human destiny, as implied in the narrative of human history moving towards the ultimate renewal of heaven and earth.

Publication Type: Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Supervisor: Hill, Brian and Carey, Lisa
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