Escaping Purity: Lessons for Child and Youth Care from Religion

Date

2012

Authors

Scott, Daniel G.

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Publisher

University of Victoria

Abstract

By taking up the suggestion of Michel Serres (1991) to use the history of religion to study change processes, this paper explores the development of the field of Child and Youth Care (CYC) and its current state of change. It draws on Karen Armstrong’s (2001) portrayal of the history and development of fundamentalism across religious traditions to serve as a mirror for this reflective exercise, calling on CYC to risk the complexity of a self-reflective critique in moving forward to the next stage of development professionally and academically.

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Keywords

fear, fundamentalism, practices, change

Citation

Scott, D.G. (2012). "Escaping Purity: Lessons for Child and Youth Care from Religion." International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies 3(2/3): 187-197.