Participatory Learning: Religious Education in a Globalizing Society

Participatory Learning: Religious Education in a Globalizing Society

by Chris Hermans
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004130012

ISBN-13: 9789004130012

Pub. Date: 05/21/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

In many respects, children and youths receiving religious instruction in our culture resemble extraterrestrial beings doing an orientation course. Religion and religiosity are unknown quantities which they have hardly encountered at home. Religion seems something else, something greater. This book is a study of the foundations of religious education, centered around…  See more details below

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In many respects, children and youths receiving religious instruction in our culture resemble extraterrestrial beings doing an orientation course. Religion and religiosity are unknown quantities which they have hardly encountered at home. Religion seems something else, something greater. This book is a study of the foundations of religious education, centered around six concepts: religion in a globalizing society, religious tradition, religion, the religious self, learning through participation and inter-religious learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004130012
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/21/2003
Series:
Empirical Studies in Theology Series, #9
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Religion in a Globalizing World18
1.1Globalization19
1.2Cultural changes in a globalizing society32
1.3Changes in religion53
Ch. 2Theological Reflection on Tradition83
2.1Time and space85
2.2Three rival concepts of tradition92
2.3God as (In)finite time and space107
2.4Marginality/the marginalized other124
Ch. 3Religion: Three Rival Conceptions144
3.1Religion: a contested concept146
3.2Religion as experience159
3.3Religion as language168
3.4Religion as practice176
Ch. 4A Socially Constructed Religious Self206
4.1Social construction of the self208
4.2The 'religious self'221
4.3Development of the religious self248
Ch. 5Learning From Participation269
5.1Participation as basic concept of the new learning270
5.2Premises of participatory learning281
5.3Learning and instruction300
Ch. 6Inter-religious Learning334
6.1Religious education in a pluralistic context336
6.2Towards a hermeneutics of inter-religious dialogue349
6.3Didactics of inter-religious learning363
Bibliography388
Index of Subjects396
Index of Authors403

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