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    DescriptionReligious educators today are called upon to enable young people to develop as fully-rounded human beings in a multicultural and multifaith world. It is no longer sufficient to teach about the history of religions: religion is not relegated to the past. It is no longer sufficient to teach about the observable outward phenomena of religions: religion is not restricted to practices, artefacts, and buildings observable in the outside world. It is also necessary to take seriously what religions believe about themselves, and what religions believe about other religions. Seen from the inside, religions deal in the currency of truth. For the religions themselves, truth matters. Truth-claims can lead to harmony and peace, but they may also engender discord and violence. What ultimately counts is how one set of truth-claims confronts or embraces the truths claimed by other, different voices. Therefore those who teach religion cannot avoid dealing with the theology of religions. In this collection of original essays, religious educators shaped by both Christian and Islamic worldviews discuss the problems and opportunities that now face educators and believers alike, as they are confronted by the challenge of teaching religion and teaching truth. The discussion nurtured at the sixteenth conference of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values is here developed further, to stimulate wider reflection and shape good local practice.


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    Title
    Teaching Religion, Teaching Truth
    Subtitle
    Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jeff Astley, Edited by Leslie J. Francis, Edited by Mandy Robbins, Edited by Mualla Selçuk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 293
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783034308182
    ISBN 10: 3034308183
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40
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    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T General Subject: 340
    BISAC V2.8: EDU036000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BIC subject category V2: JNFR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET140
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/MULTI
    BISAC V2.8: REL025000
    BIC subject category V2: HRLM3
    Ingram Subject Code: RG
    BISAC V2.8: EDU020000
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    BIC subject category V2: JNLR
    BISAC V2.8: REL011000
    DC21: 207.5
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    LC classification: BV1464 .T435 2012
    Publisher
    Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
    Imprint name
    Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
    Publication date
    23 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Pieterlen
    Author Information
    Jeff Astley is Director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education and Honorary Professorial Fellow in Practical Theology and Christian Education at Durham University, UK. Leslie J. Francis is Professor of Religions and Education at the University of Warwick, UK. Mandy Robbins is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Glyndwr University, Wales, UK. Mualla Selcuk is Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity and Head of Religious Education Teacher Training at the University of Ankara, Turkey.
    Table of contents
    Contents: Gloria Durka: Theology of Religions: Through the Looking Glass of US Roman Catholicism - Friedrich Schweitzer: Principled Pluralism and Theology's Contribution to Religious Education: A Protestant Perspective - Mario O. D'Souza: Identity, Diversity, and the Common Good - Fernando A. Cascante-Gomez: Pluralist Latin American Liberation Theology: Theological Themes and Educational Challenges - Kath Engebretson: Interfaith Education in the Christian School - Mualla Selcuk: How Can Islamic Pedagogy Promote an Understanding of 'Individualized Religion'? - Recai Dogan: An Ottoman Example of the Perception of Other Religions in Islamic Thought - Z. Seyma Arslan: A Holistic Approach in Education from the Perspective of the Islamic Understanding of Human Beings - Elisabeth Arweck/Eleanor Nesbitt: The Interaction of the Major Religions at Microcosmic Level: Religiously-Mixed Families in the UK - Hans-Georg Ziebertz: The Catholic View on Religious Pluralism in Empirical Perspective - Marian de Souza: The Dual Role of Unconscious Learning in Engendering and Hindering Spiritual Growth: Implications for Religious Education in Pluralist Contexts - Leslie J. Francis/Mandy Robbins: The Theology of Religions and Psychological Type: An Empirical Enquiry among Participants at the Parliament of the World's Religions - Uezeyir Ok: How Open is Muslim Youth to People of Other Faiths? - Jeff Astley: A Theological Reflection on the Nature of Religious Truth.