Journal of Academic Perspectives
Journal of Academic Perspectives

Volume 2008 No 3

Religion, Education and the Role of Government in Old Tibet

Daniel Perdue, Virginia Commonwealth University, US

 

A Perspective: Organizational and Procedural Norms and the Authority of the Magisterium in the Catholic Church

Gloria A. Kalbfleisch, Department of Faith Formation Education and Superintendent of Catholic School, Diocese of Marquette, US

Religion, Education and the Role of Government in Old Tibet

Daniel Perdue, Virginia Commonwealth University, US

In speaking of “old Tibet” I mean to refer to Tibet prior to the Tibetan diaspora of 1959 or most certainly to the Tibet that was prior to the invasion by the Communist Chinese in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In old Tibet, to a great extent, all education was religious education. Tibetans say of themselves that prior to the arrival of Buddhism in their country, beginning perhaps as early as the 600’s of the Common Era, the Tibetan people were barbarians. Mostly nomadic herders, the Tibetans did not have a written language. Then, when the Tibetans began to adopt Buddhism from India, they created a script modeled on the Sanskrit alphabet. Subsequently, over a period of about three hundred years before Buddhism was wiped out in India by the Muslim Mughals from Persia, the Tibetan gov
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A Perspective: Organizational and Procedural Norms and the Authority of the Magisterium in the Catholic Church

Gloria A. Kalbfleisch, Department of Faith Formation Education and Superintendent of Catholic School, Diocese of Marquette, US

The Roman Catholic Church governance structures are frequently not understood, misunderstood, or perceived to be mysterious in nature. There are specific Post Conciliar documents, resulting from the work of the Vatican II Council (1962-1965) which point to a way of governing which is aligned with the teaching magisterium of the Catholic Church. Sources in canon law, as well as references within the Catechism of the Catholic Church, further offer guidelines for the development of collaborative and consensus building practices. The guidelines establish protocols and processes which frame thinking while supporting effective methods of design and implementation within diocesan boards, councils, parishes and schools.
The purpose of this study is to 1) educate board members in the documents of V
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