Religion, Education and Post-Modernity / Edition 1

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Overview

This book, the first to explore religious education and post-modernity in depth, sets out to provide a much needed examination of the problems and possibilities post-modernity raises for religious education.
At once a general introduction to this topic and a distinctive contribution to the debate in its own right, Religion, Education and Post-modernity explores and illuminates the problems, and possibilities opened up for religious education by postmodern thought and culture. The book describes the emergence of post-modernity, considers the impact of post-modernity on religion, addresses its impact on the philosophy of religion and considers the nature of religious education in the post-modern world.
Andrew Wright argues that, although post-modernity has much to offer the religious educator, there are also many pitfalls and dangers to be avoided. Steering clear of the extreme of post-modern hyper-realism, he constructs a religious pedagogy sensitive to post-modern concerns for alterity, difference and the voice of the Other, whilst insisting on the importance of reasons in cultivating religious literacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415298704
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/9/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Wright is Director of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King's College London

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The enigma of post-modernity 1
Pt. I Philosophy 9
2 The legacy of modernity 10
3 Post-modern foundations 23
4 Alterity and anti-realism 37
5 The promise of critical realism 52
Pt. II Theology 67
6 Deconstructing modern theology 69
7 Radical a/theology 82
8 The mystery of the world 96
9 Religious orthodoxy revisited 109
Pt. III Education 125
10 Modern pedagogy 127
11 Postpedagogy 141
12 Border pedagogy 154
13 Critical pedagogy 166
Pt. IV Religious education 179
14 Modern religious education 181
15 Deconstructing religious education 195
16 Transcendence and transformation 208
17 Critical religious education 220
Bibliography 232
Index 244
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