Tacit knowledge and spiritual pedagogy

Ronald Lee Zigler

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Michael Polanyi recognized the relevance of his theory of tacit knowledge to all areas of human understanding, including the religious, spiritual and moral domains. Nonetheless, few if any efforts have attempted to extend his theory's implications into the formulation of a spiritual epistemology. This article examines the possible implications of the concept of tacit knowledge advanced by Polanyi for the development of a spiritual epistemology. Furthermore, due to the relation Polanyi described between a skill and the tacit element of understanding, there are additional implications drawn out in this article for the formulation of a corresponding spiritual pedagogy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-172
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Beliefs and Values
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Religious studies


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