Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Religious Education in a Pluralist Society by John Edwards

Religious education in liberal pluralist societies such as the UK, the USA, and Australian underwent radical change in the 1980s and 1990s, with a major shift towards multi-faith, educationally oriented programmes. This has meant significant modifications to both the content and the methodology of religious-education courses and to the way they are conceived of and taught in schools and universities. One important implication of this change for the teaching and study of religion today is the need for a philosophical dimension that deals with issues such as the truth status of religious statements and the moral acceptability of religious claims. This dimension is often insufficiently developed; this lack is made more critical by the multiple competing truth claims of various religions, giving rise to such contentious problems as the growth of fundamentalism, increasing religious intolerance and conflict, and differences of opinion on central moral problems such as birth control, abortion and euthanasia. This text attempts to provide the philosophical underpinning that the study and teaching of religion in modern societies requires.

Buy Religious Education in a Pluralist Society by John Edwards from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780713040395
ISBN-10: 0713040394
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Religious Education in a Pluralist Society by John Edwards

Book Reviews - Religious Education in a Pluralist Society by John Edwards

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Religious Education in a Pluralist Society book by John Edwards and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By John Edwards

Secret Leeds by John Edwards
Paperback, January 2017
$28.62
Mary I (Penguin Monarchs) by John Edwards
Hardback, October 2016
$26.99
Schools That Deliver: Australia/UK Version by John Edwards
Paperback, April 2016
$59.40
Schools That Deliver by John Edwards
Paperback, April 2016
$61.20