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Education, Religion and Society

Essays in Honour of John M. Hull, 1st Edition

Edited by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka, Friedrich Schweitzer


296 pages

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Education, Religion and Society celebrates the career of Professor John Hull, a leading figure in the transformation of religious education in English and Welsh schools, and co-founder of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values. He has also made major contributions to the theology of disability and the theological critique of the 'money culture'.

Leading international scholars join together to offer a critical appreciation of his contribution to religious education and practical theology, and explore the continuing debate about the role of religious education in promoting international understanding, intercultural education and human rights. The contributors also deal with indoctrination, racism and relationship in Christian religious issues, and examine aspects of the theology of social exclusion and disability.

This unique book includes a complete list of John Hull's writings up to the beginning of 2005 providing both an excellent introduction to contemporary issues of religious education in the West, and the most complete critical account yet of his work.


'For the quality of many of its individual essays…no less for the excellent editorial contributions by Dennis Bates, this book deserves the widest possible readership.' - British Journal of Religious Education

Table of Contents

Part 1. Religious Education, Pluralism and Global Community Introduction 1. Religious Education and International Understanding2. Intercultural Education and Religious Education: A changing relationship3. The Contribution of Philosophy of Religion to Religious Education4. The Teaching of Human Rights in Religious Education: The case of Genocide5. Open Minds, Ongoing Heritage, Open Future: The educational theology of John HullPart 2. Current Issues in Christian Education and Practical Theology Introduction 6. Christian Education and the Charge of Indoctrination: A German perspective7. Telling a New Story: Reconfiguring Christian education for the challenges of the twenty-first century8. The Concept of Relationship and its Centrality to Religious Education9. Perceiving Self Deception in Teaching and Learning10. From Conflict to Community11. Does the Church Need the Bible? Reflections on the experiences of disabled people Part 3. Religious Education: Theory and Practice Introduction 12. Children as Theologians: Developmental psychology and inter-religious education13. Strangeness in Inter-religious Classroom Communication: Research on the ‘Gift to the Child’ material14. Playful Orthodoxy: Religious education’s solution to pluralism15. The Role of Dialogue in Religious Education: A Russian perspective16. Is there a Place for Youth in Religious Education?17. Religious Education and the Life-World of Young People: Psychological perspectives

About the Editors

Dennis Bates has lectured in, and held post of responsibility for, religious studies, religious education and continuing professional teacher education in the former Humberside College of Higher Education (now the University of Lincoln) and Manchester Metropolitan University. Recently retired, he is an honorary research fellow in the University of Birmingham School of Education.

Gloria Durka is Professor of Religious Education at Fordham University, New York and has served as the President of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education.

Frierich Schweitzer is Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology at the Protestant Faculty, Tübingen University.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
RELIGION / General