Religion, Education and Post-Modernity

Religion, Education and Post-Modernity

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This book, the first to explore religious education and post-modernity in depth, sets out to provide a much needed examination of the problems and possibilities post-modernity raises for religious education.
At once a general introduction to this topic and a distinctive contribution to the debate in its own right, Religion, Education and Post-modernity explores and illuminates the problems, and possibilities opened up for religious education by postmodern thought and culture. The book describes the emergence of post-modernity, considers the impact of post-modernity on religion, addresses its impact on the philosophy of religion and considers the nature of religious education in the post-modern world.
Andrew Wright argues that, although post-modernity has much to offer the religious educator, there are also many pitfalls and dangers to be avoided. Steering clear of the extreme of post-modern hyper-realism, he constructs a religious pedagogy sensitive to post-modern concerns for alterity, difference and the voice of the Other, whilst insisting on the importance of reasons in cultivating religious literacy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 20mm | 521.64g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415298709
  • 9780415298704
  • 2,203,829

Table of contents

1. Introduction; Part 1. Philosophy; 2. The Legacy of Modernity; 3. Post-Modern Foundations; 4. Alterity and Anti-Realism; 5. The Promise of Critical Realism; Part 2. Theology; 6. Deconstructing Modern Theology; 7. Radical A/Theology; 8. The Mystery of the World; 9. Religious Orthodoxy Revisited; Part 3. Education; 10. Modern Pedagogy; 11. Post/ Pedagogy; 12. Border Pedagogy; 13. Critical Pedagogy; Part 4. Religious Education; 14.Modern Religious Education; 15. Deconstructing Religious Education; 16. Transcendence and Transformation; 17. Critical Religious Education.
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About Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright is Director of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King's College London
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