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Harold D. Horell

Horell from GRE

Dr. Horell is by vocation and education a religious educator. His primary vocation is to be a husband and father. He and his wife Barbara Jean have been married for over 30 years and have three grown children.

View Dr. Horell's CV.


CADE Certification. (Competency Assessment in Distributed Education Online Program in Online Course Development and Teaching.) JesuitNet, Fall 2005

Ph.D. Theology and Education. Boston College - Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1997

M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988

M.A. Philosophy. University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1984, Philosophy

B.A. Philosophy and Political Science Double Major. University of Dayton, 1981 


Dr. Horell’s research focuses on the history, foundations, and contemporary practice of religious and moral education.

Selected Publications

“The Imagination of REA/APPRRE” Religious Education 111:4 (2016): 349-365.

“Thomas H. Groome.” Christian Educators of the 20th Century (August 10, 2015)
“On Learning to See the World Religiously: Moral Awareness, Faith, and Public Moral Discourse”
Religious Education 109: 4 (July-September 2014): 424-437.
“Liberating Moral Reflection.” Religious Education 108:4 (July-September 2013): 378-391.
“James DiaGiacomo.” Christian Educators of the 20th Century (July 17, 2013)
“Moral Catechesis.” In Diane Dudoit Raiche, ed. Catechetical Scholars IV: Biblical, Liturgical, Moral, and Spiritual Perspectives on Catechesis. Washington D.C.: National Catholic Education Association, 2011.
“Neil McCluskey.” Christian Educators of the 20th Century (July 17, 2007)
"Fostering Hope: Christian Religious Education in a Postmodern Age." Religious Education 99:1 (January 2004): 5-22.
"Cultural Postmodernity and Christian Faith Formation." in Thomas H. Groome and Harold D. Horell, eds, Horizons and Hope: The Future of Religious Education. New York: Paulist Press, 2003.


Education for Peace & Justice

Education for Peace & Justice (Online)

The Religious and Educational Development of Children

Moral Education and Development

Moral Education and Development (Online)

Religion, Society, and Culture

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Youth and Young Adult Ministry (Online)

Special Questions: Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Special Questions: Youth and Young Adult Ministry (Online)

Foundations of Religious Education

History of Religious Education

Doctoral Mentoring Seminar

Contact Information

441 East Fordham Road
Keating Hall 303
Bronx, NY 10458

Tel: 718-817-4800