Education Religion and Society: Essays in Honour of John M. Hull

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'Religion, Education and Society' celebrates the career of Professor John Hull, the internationally renowned religious educationalist who has also achieved worldwide fame for his writings on his experience, mid-career, of total blindness. This volume brings together international scholars to honour the contributions of Professor John Hull to the field of religious education and practical theology, exploring and discussing the debates and issues of a variety of important themes.

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'For the quality of many of its individual less for the excellent editorial contributions by Dennis Bates, this book deserves the widest possible readership.' - British Journal of Religious Education
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Meet the Author

Dennis Bates has lectured in, and held post of responsibility for, religious studies, religious education and continuing professional teacher education in the former Humberside College of Higher Education (now the University of Lincoln) and Manchester Metropolitan University. Recently retired, he is an honorary research fellow in the University of Birmingham School of Education.

Gloria Durka is Professor of Religious Education at Fordham University, New York and has served as the President of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education.

Frierich Schweitzer is Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology at the Protestant Faculty, Tübingen University.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Religious Education, Pluralism and Global Community Introduction 1. Religious Education and International Understanding 2. Intercultural Education and Religious Education: A changing relationship 3. The Contribution of Philosophy of Religion to Religious Education 4. The Teaching of Human Rights in Religious Education: The case of Genocide 5. Open Minds, Ongoing Heritage, Open Future: The educational theology of John Hull Part 2. Current Issues in Christian Education and Practical Theology Introduction 6. Christian Education and the Charge of Indoctrination: A German perspective 7. Telling a New Story: Reconfiguring Christian education for the challenges of the twenty-first century 8. The Concept of Relationship and its Centrality to Religious Education 9. Perceiving Self Deception in Teaching and Learning 10. From Conflict to Community 11. Does the Church Need the Bible? Reflections on the experiences of disabled people Part 3. Religious Education: Theory and Practice Introduction 12. Children as Theologians: Developmental psychology and inter-religious education 13. Strangeness in Inter-religious Classroom Communication: Research on the ‘Gift to the Child’ material 14. Playful Orthodoxy: Religious education’s solution to pluralism 15. The Role of Dialogue in Religious Education: A Russian perspective 16. Is there a Place for Youth in Religious Education? 17. Religious Education and the Life-World of Young People: Psychological perspectives

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