ASPECTE IDENTITARE ALE FINALITĂŢILOR EDUCAŢIEI RELIGIOASE
IDENTITY-RELATED ASPECTS OF THE GOALS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
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The article presents, while giving arguments, the specific aspects of the goals of religious education, as incorporated in the integrative system of ideals, purposes and objectives of education as a whole. The multiple fundaments of educational goals, from the social-economic ones to the axiological or theological ones, cause and condition the profile of the ideal in religious education, including the Christian one. But, at the same time, the system of religious values, concepts, ideas and practices – and, implicitly, that of religious education, has a specificity having resulted from the Holy Tradition, from the contemporary human’s need for sacredness, for transcendence, regardless of age, as well as from the human being’s necessity for finding an answer to the complex issue regarding the meaning of its life. The theological dimension of educational goals is a crucial element in orienting education, with all its multiple facets, resulting in the religious, spiritualized human being, guided by the supreme values of universal culture.
Key words: educational ideal, christocentric principle, need for sacredness, Christian education paradigm.
Cuvinte cheie: idealul educaţiei, principiul hristocentric, nevoia de sacru, paradigma educaţiei creştine.