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Author Felderhof, Marius
Title Inspiring Faith in Schools : Studies in Religious Education
Imprint Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2007
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (220 pages)
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Series Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology Ser
Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology Ser
Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- PART 1 -- 1 Secularism, Schools and Religious Education -- 2 Understanding, Belief and Truth -- 3 Confession and Reason -- 4 Religious Education and Committed Openness -- 5 Religious Education in Australia and New Zealand -- PART 2 -- 6 Religious Education from Spens to Swann -- 7 Religious Education and the Misrepresentation of Religion -- 8 Religious Education, Atheism and Deception -- 9 Can 'Skills' Help Religious Education? -- 10 Is there Anything Religious about Religious Education Any More? -- PART 3 -- 11 Dismembering and Remembering Religious Education -- 12 On the Grammar of Religious Discourse and Education -- 13 Religious Education through the Language of Religion -- 14 Religious Education and Liberal Nurture -- 15 Crossing the Divide? -- Afterword -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Inspiring Faith in Schools addresses the privileging of secularism that appears to affect RE in countries influenced by modern western thought. The authors argue that a more engaging form of RE would emerge if religious life were to inhabit centre stage. Currently religious faith is made to hover in the wings awaiting the call to face the inquisitorial challenge of the modern day enquirer. The consequent relationship between pupil and the Divine as the purpose of study is then already intrinsically irreligious, as indicated in the Book of Job by putting God in the dock, whereas it is the pupil who should be (cross-)examining his or her life. What are the ways of exciting and engaging the young so that they begin to entertain the possibility of religious life as a genuine option for themselves? Leading scholars in philosophy and theology from the UK, Australia, Canada and the USA come together to address these questions together with RE experts. Marius Felderhof writes an Afterword summing up the challenges faced by such a re-visioning of RE
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Felderhof, Marius Inspiring Faith in Schools : Studies in Religious Education Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2007 9780754660316
Subject Religious education
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Alt Author Thompson, Penny
Thompson, Mrs Penny
Astley, Revd Jeff
Francis, Revd Canon Leslie J
Percy, Very Revd Prof Martyn
Slee, Dr Nicola
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