Teaching Religion, Teaching Truth : Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
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.
- Paperback | 281 pages
- 149.86 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
- 23 Apr 2012
- Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Pieterlen, Switzerland
- New edition
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About Mandy Robbins
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.