The majority of books on religious education are written by those who are themselves adherents of particular religious beliefs and such books almost invariably reflect their authors’ religious inclinations. Therefore a critical look at certain key aspects in religious education from a secular point of view was long overview when this title was first published in 1985. The author provides such an appraisal, and offers a critical survey of frequently debated questions in religious education. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. A Philosophical Approach to Problems in Religious Education 2. Religion and Knowledge 3. Is It Meaningful to Speak of the ‘Religiously Educated’ Person? 4. Theories of Religious Education 5. Indoctrination, Commitment and Religious Education 6. Teaching Religion 7. Suggestions for Further Reading; References; Index