The majority of books on religious education are written by those who are themselves adherents of particular religious beliefs and such books almost invariably reflect their authors’ religious inclinations. Therefore a critical look at certain key aspects in religious education from a secular point of view was long overview when this title was first published in 1985. The author provides such an appraisal, and offers a critical survey of frequently debated questions in religious education. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.
Preface; 1. A Philosophical Approach to Problems in Religious Education 2. Religion and Knowledge 3. Is It Meaningful to Speak of the ‘Religiously Educated’ Person? 4. Theories of Religious Education 5. Indoctrination, Commitment and Religious Education 6. Teaching Religion 7. Suggestions for Further Reading; References; Index
This set of 21 volumes, originally published between 1955 and 1997, amalgamates several topics on the philosophy of education, with a particular focus on religious education, curriculum studies, and critical thinking. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of philosophy, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.