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  • Writer's picturePaul Condello


Why is metacognition essential to Christian thinking?

Metacognition is thinking about thinking.

As dialogues become more prominent surrounding authentic Christian thinking, it will be noted that metacognition is an essential quality. Metacognition is thinking about thinking. Metacognition is an essential quality because a lot of misunderstandings and biases can be overcome by trying to understand the thinking of both others and oneself.

An example of thinking about one’s own thinking could involve considering why one dislikes another person. Upon analyzing one's own reasons for not liking a classmate, for example, one might realize they have little to nothing to do with what that classmate has actually done wrong and is mostly based on some form of jealousy. Realizing one's problem with that person is a fault of one's own, it can make it easier to change one's attitude toward that person and start treating them better.

Thinking about thinking can be critical in many situations such as these when it comes to what it means to authentically think as a Christian. It helps Christians to be more understanding and treat people better. It is also just as valuable for non-Christian members of the public.


3 comentários

27 de nov. de 2021

Your right. Now that I think about it, i have subconsciously been thinking about the thoughts I have to get better grasp of the ideals. And I cannot disagree that it has helped me become a better Christian.


Jasmine Hewitt
Jasmine Hewitt
04 de out. de 2021

Love that you mention this, many people are set in a certain thought pattern.


Muhammad Aliyu
Muhammad Aliyu
29 de set. de 2021

The use of metacognition allows one to see through one’s perspective on what they are thinking about and how it is essential to that person. The use of metacognition helps you determine how someone puts their understanding in religion regardless of which God they worship.

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