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Religious Education in a Pluralist Society: The Key Philosophical Issues
     

Religious Education in a Pluralist Society: The Key Philosophical Issues

by John Edwards, Peter R. Hobson
 

This book discusses the philosophical issues underlying the teaching of religious education, and the conflict between religion and democratic values; it scrutinises religious education programmes in the UK, USA and Australia, and evaluates their effectiveness.

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This book discusses the philosophical issues underlying the teaching of religious education, and the conflict between religion and democratic values; it scrutinises religious education programmes in the UK, USA and Australia, and evaluates their effectiveness.

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Hobson (education, U. of New England, Armidale, Australia) and Edwards (Catholic Education Office, Sydney) set out philosophical underpinnings for the study and teaching of religion in liberal, pluralist societies such as Britain, the US, and Australia. They explore such issues as the truth status of religious statements and the moral acceptability of religious claims. They intend their account to be accessible to readers without philosophical training. The glossary does not indicate pronunciation. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780713040395
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/30/1999
Series:
Education Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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