Maritain, Religion, and Education: A Theocentric Humanism Approach offers a comprehensive study of Jacques Maritain's philosophy of education as applied to the specific field of religious education. This book demonstrates that his philosophy is still relevant and that the philosophical-religious idea of the human person is an indispensable point of departure for any educational theory, particularly in the field of religious education. Maritain's theocentric humanism stresses not only the relation of God and humanity but that of humanity and the world. His thinking fosters unity - by considering the human person as unity - with religious education becoming a liberating process that conforms to the goal of religious education: to deliver persons from all obstacles to union with God by fostering the spiritual life of religious educators and society alike.
Luz M. Ibarra, born in Mexico City, obtained her PhD in philosophy at the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University, New York. She has taught at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and is the author of several books and articles in the field of education. Most recently, she wrote a chapter on Jacques Maritain in Educators in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (John Elias and Lucinda Nolan, eds., 2009).