Pengutamaan Dimensi Karakter Dalam Pendidikan Agama Kristen

Daniel Nuhamara

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Indonesia sedang menjalani suatu gerakan nasional “pembangunan karakter” untuk mengatasi berbagai masalah yang menghambat kesejahteraan masyarakatnya. Semua komponen bangsa dan masyarakat diharapkan memberi kontribusinya. Pendidikan Agama Kristen (PAK) sebagai salah satu tugas gereja yang strategis dapat memberi kontribusinya yang penting bilamana dalam semua program PAK bagi semua kategori usia dan berbagai konteks (keluarga, gereja dan sekolah) dapat mengutamakan dimensi karakter. Penulis membangun argumentasi betapa dekatnya pendidikan karakter dengan PAK, bahkan merupakan bagian integral sebagaimana karakter Kristiani adalah bagian integral dari iman Kristiani. Untuk itu penulis memperjelas konsep-konsep terkait seperti prinsip, nilai, kebajikan, makna hidup, serta karakter dalam upaya membangun argumentasi di atas. Secara spesifik juga konten dari karakter Kristiani dicarikan contoh-contoh Alkitabiahnya.

Indonesia is undergoing a national movement of character building to overcome various problems which hinder the welfare of its society. Every component of the nation and society is expected to give its contribution. Christian Education as one of the strategic tasks or missions of the churches is able to give its significant contribution when its educational programs endeavor to pay more attention to character dimension in its curriculum design for every age category and in all educational contexts. I also argue that character education is closely related to Christian Education even an integral part of it, as Christian character is an integral part of Christian faith. For that purpose I try to clarify some essential concepts such as principles, values, virtues, meaning of life, and Christian character as found in the Bible in order to build on the above argument. Finally, the specific content from the Christian characteristics are found in Biblical examples.


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principles, values, virtues, character, Christian virtues, Bible, Christian Education, building

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25278/jj71.v16i1.278

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