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Critical Religious Education, Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Truth
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Critical Religious Education, Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Truth (Hardback)

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This book is unique in its focus and coverage, because no titles have been published on the subject in recent years, despite the increased interest in questions of religious truth as witnessed by the increasing number of articles in relevant journals. It analyzes liberal religious education in multi-cultural societies and suggests ways in which religious education can help young people learn to take responsibility for their beliefs and life-styles in an informed, intelligent and responsible manner. Traditional religious education in Europe and America and its transmission of Christian beliefs has been transformed by the emergence of multi-cultural societies into a process whereby children were informed about different religious traditions. The primary task of this new liberal religious education was often seen to be the moral one of nurturing the twin liberal principles of freedom and tolerance. Critics of liberal religious education argue that this ignores questions of ultimate truth that are at the core of religious belief: this book seeks to reconcile the often contradictory accounts offered by different religions and secular traditions.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studiesReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligious life & practiceReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalInterfaith relations Publisher: University of Wales Press Publication Date: 01/11/2007 ISBN-13: 9780708320570  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Andrew Wright is senior lecturer in religious and theological education at King's College, London. He has served as chair of the Association of University Lecturers in Religious Educationand has advised the Department of Education and Skills on religious education within England and Wales.

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