Critical Religious Education: Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Truth

Critical Religious Education: Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Truth

by Andrew Wright
ISBN-10:
0708320570
ISBN-13:
9780708320570
Pub. Date:
02/01/2008
Publisher:
University of Wales Press

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Overview

Critical Religious Education: Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Truth

Traditionally, religious education has been seen as the process through which a religious community or nation-state transmits core beliefs and values to its children. Across Europe and America, this has largely involved the transmission of Christianity—with the emergence of multicultural societies, however, religious education has been transformed into a process through which children learn about different religious traditions that coexist alongside their own. However, critics of this new liberal religious education feel such an approach leads to questions of ultimate truth at the core of religious belief being ignored in an effort to nurture values of freedom and tolerance. Critical Religious Education explores the possibility of reintroducing questions of religious truth and truthful living into a pluralistic society and classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780708320570
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Series: University of Wales - Religion, Education, and Culture Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andrew Wright is senior lecturer in religious and theological education at King’s College, London. He has served as chair of the Association of University Lecturers in Religious Education and has advised the Department of Education and Skills on religious education within England and Wales.

Table of Contents

Series editor’s preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART I

Concepts and Context

PART II

The Nature and Task of Religious Education

PART III

A Heuristic Framework

PART IV

Theory and Practice

References

Index

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