Publication
Title
Religious studies and nonconfessional RE : countering the debates
Author
Abstract
Since the late 1960s, several nations adapted their religious education (RE) system, thereby moving from a confessional, theology-based, to a nonconfessional, religious studies-based approach. However, this shift has been criticized frequently, the main criticisms being nonconfessional RE cannot be neutral, that it leads to relativism, and that it fosters a reductionist view on religion. The author shows that these criticisms are not new but are like the criticisms at the address of the study of religion and the phenomenology of religion. To counter these criticisms in the context of RE, Robert Jackson's interpretive approach is put forward as a considerable way out.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Religion & education. - -
Publication
2018
ISSN
1550-7394
1949-8381
Volume/pages
45 :2 (2018) , p. 155-172
ISI
000441199200002
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 15.09.2021
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