Critical Religious Education: Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Truth available in Hardcover
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- University of Wales Press
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.
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Series:||University of Wales - Religion, Education, and Culture Series|
|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
Concepts and Context
The Nature and Task of Religious Education
A Heuristic Framework
Theory and Practice