Connecting, Disrupting, Transforming

Imagination's Power as the Heart of Religious Education

REA Annual Meeting 2015

6-8 November, Atlanta, Georgia

REA2015 Select Bibliography

Aguilar, Mario I. “Pastoral Identities: Memories, Memorials, and Imaginations in the      Postcolonality of East Africa.” Anthropos 94:1/3 (1999): 149-161.

Avis, Paul. God and the Creative Imagination: Metaphor, Symbol, and Myth in Religion and Theology. London: Routledge, 1999.

Bausch, William J. Storytelling: Imagination and Faith. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third, 1984.

Berryman, Jerome W. Godly Play: An Imaginative Approach to Religious Education. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1991.

Bischoff, Claire, “With New Eyes to See: Helping Youth Develop Religious Imagination to Encounter Holy Ground.” In Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubled World, edited by Mary Elizabeth Moore and Almeda M. Wright, 168-181. Danvers, MA: Chalice Press, 2008.

Brann, Eva T.H. The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance. Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1991.

Brelsford, Theodore, “Politicized Knowledge and Imaginative Faith in Religious Education.” Religious Education 94:1 (1999) 58-73.

Brueggemann, Walter. The Prophetic Imagination. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001.

Cocks, Joan. The Oppositional Imagination: Feminism, Critique, and Political Theory. London: Routledge, 1989.

Cote, Richard. Lazarus! Come Out!: Why Faith Needs Imagination. Ottawa, Canada: Novalis, 2003.

Crawford, Marisa, and Graham Rossiter. Reasons for Living: Education and Young People’s Search for Meaning, Identity and Spirituality: A Handbook. Camberwell, Vic.: ACER Press, 2006. (See especially, “Imagination and intuition: Their contribution to meaning,” 35-36; “Dimensions of emotion, imagination and the aesthetic in spirituality,” 195-196; “How the imagination is involved in personal change and personal learning in the classroom,” 191-192; “Sequence: Analysis of possible mechanisms through which film/television may affect spiritual and moral development,” 337-357 and in particular 348-351.)

Durka, Glora. “Imagination, Worship and Learning.” Lumen Vitae 42:1 (1987): 72-81.

Edie, Fred P. “The Church Educator’s Imagination.” Religious Education 107:1 (2012): 9-29.

Egan, Kieran, and Dan Nadaner, eds. Imagination and Education. Milton Keyes: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Eisner, Elliot W. The Educational Imagination: On the Design and Evolution of School Programs. New York: Macmillan, 1979.

Engell, James. The Creative Imagination: Enlightenment to Romanticism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981.

Fischer, Kathleen. The Inner Rainbow: The Imagination in Christian Life. New York: Paulist Press, 1983.

Fishbane, Michael A. The Exegetical Imagination: On Jewish Thought and Theology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Foster, Charles R. From Generation to Generation: The Adaptive Challenge of Mainline Protestant Education in Forming Faith. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012.

Foster Charles R. Teaching in the Community of Faith. Nashville, Abindgon, 1982.

Fowler, James W. “4. Faith as Imagination.” In Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning, 24-31. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1981

González Andrieu, Cecilia. Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012.

Green, Garrett. Theology, Hermeneutics, and Imagination: The Crisis of Interpretation at the End of Modernity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Greene, Maxine. Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Groome, Thomas H. “Remembering and Imagining: The Tree in the Seed.” Religious Education 98:4 (2003):511-520.

Groome, Thomas H. “Chapter 3: The Dimensions and Dynamics of ‘Being’ Engaged for Conation in Christian Faith.” In Sharing Faith. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Harvey, David. “The Sociological and Geographical Imaginations.” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 18:3/4 (2005): 211-255.

Heinonen, Roljo E., “Imagination and Global Responsibility from a Teacher Training Viewpoint.” British Journal of Religious Education 18:1 (1995):31-38.

Hess, Carol Lakey. “’Come Here Jesus…Wonder What God Had in Mind;’ Toni Morrison and F. Scott Fitzgerald as Narrators of (Anti-) Theodicy.” Religious Education: 104:4 (2009):354-376.

Hooks, Bell. “Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination.” In Cultural Studies, edited by Lawrence Grossberg, Cary Nelson, Paula Treicher, 338-346. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Halligan, Fredrica R. “The Creative Imagination of the Sufi Mystic, Ibn ‘Arabi.” Journal of Religion and Health 40:2 (2001): 275-287.

Harris, Maria. Teaching and Religious Imagination. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1987.

_____. “The Imagery of Religious Education.” Religious Education 78:3 (1983): 363-375.

Huber, Janice, M. Shawn Murphy, and D. Jean Clandinin. “Creating Communities of Cultural Imagination: Negotiating a Curriculum of Diversity.” Curriculum Inquiry 33/4 (2003): 343-362.

Heroic Imagination Project (Phil Zimbardo).

Illman, Ruth, and W. Allan Smith. Theology and the Arts: Engaging Faith. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Jennings, Willie James. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Kaufman, Gordon. “Theology as Imaginative Construction.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 50:1 (1982): 73-79.

Kearney, Richard. The Wake of Imagination: Toward a Postmodern Culture. Minneapolis. University of Minnesota Press, 1988.

Lynch, William F. Images of Hope: Imagination as Healer of the Hopeless. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1974.

MacBeth, Sybil. Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God. Brewstrr, MA: Paraclete Press, 2007.

Markey, James, ed., Religious Imagination. New York: Columbia Press, 1986.

Masson, Paul, ed. The Pedagogy of God’s Image: Essays on Symbol and the Religious Imagination. Chico, CA; Scholars Press, 1982.

Mphahlete, Es’kia. “Educating the Imagination” College English 55/2 (1993): 179-186.

Mills, C. Wright. The Sociological Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 1959.

Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino, “Imagination at the Center: Identity on the Margins.” Process Studies 34:2 (2005): 192-210.

_____. “Imagine Peace: Knowing the Real, Imagining the Impossible.” Process Papers 8 (2004):5-25.

Parks, Sharon Daloz. “7. Imagination: The Power of Adult Faith.” In Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith, 104-126. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Priestly, Jack G. “Concepts with Blurred Edges: Story and the Religious Imagination.” Religious Education 78:3 (1983): 377-389.

Robinson, David, ed. God’s Grandeur: Art and Imagination in Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2007.

Rossie, Philip J. and Paul Soukup, eds. Mass Media and the Moral Imagination. Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward, 1994.

Rue, Victoria. Acting Religiously: Theatre as Pedagogy in Religious Education. Cleveland OH: Pilgrim Press, 2005.

Schwartz, Howard. “Narrative and Imagination: The Role of Texts and Storytelling in Nurturing Spirituality in Judaism.” In Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions, edited by Karen Marie Yust, Aostre N. Johnson, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, 191-198. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield, 2006.

Shorter, Aylward. Christianity and the African Imagination. Nairobi, Kenya: Pauline Publications Africa, 1996.

Simpson, John T. “Varieties of Imagination and Nothingness in the Global Village.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 28:2 (2003): 235-244.

Sloan, Douglas. Insight-Imagination: The Emancipation of Thought and the Modern World. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Tharoor, Shashi. “Globalization and the Human Imagination.” World Policy Journal 21:2 (2004): 85-91.

Thomas, Douglas and John Seely Brown. A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change [Lexington, KY: Create Space?], 2011.

Tracy, David. The Analogical Imagination: Christian Theology and the Culture of Pluralism. New York: Crossroads, 1981.

Tran, Mai-Anh Le. “Faith Fictions: ‘The Word Between this World and God.’” Religious Education 104:4 (2009): 437-451.

Ulanov, Ann, and Barry Ulanov. The Healing Imagination: The Meeting of Psyche and Soul. New York: Integration Books/Paulist Press, 1991.

Hughes, Aaron W. The Texture of the Divine: Imagination in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Thought. Indiana, PA: Indiana University Press, 2004.

Veling, Terry A. “’Practical Theology’ A New Sensibility for Theological Education.” Pacifica 11:2 (1998):195-210.

Warnock, Mary. Imagination. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Watson, Barbara. “The Imagination, Human Development, and the Importance of Story.” British Journal of Religious Education 4:3 (1982):124-128.

Withers, Barbara A. “The Aesthetic in Church Education.” In Always Being Reformed: The Future of Church Education, edited by John C. Purdy. Philadelphia: Geneva Press, 1985.


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