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Religious Education and Critical Realism

Knowledge, Reality and Religious Literacy, 1st Edition

By Andrew Wright


258 pages

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Religious Education and Critical Realism: Knowledge, Reality and Religious Literacy seeks to bring the enterprise of religious education in schools, colleges and universities into conversation with the philosophy of Critical Realism. This book addresses the problem, not of the substance of our primal beliefs about the ultimate nature of reality and our place in the ultimate order-of-things, but of the process through which we might attend to questions of substance in more attentive, reasonable, responsible and intelligent ways. This book unpacks the impact of modern and post-modern thought on key topics whilst also generating a new critically realistic vision. Offering an account of the relationship between Religious Education and Critical Realism, this book is essential reading for students, scholars and practitioners interested in philosophy, theology and education.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Epistemic Fallacy 2. Critical Realism 3. The Subjugation of Religion 4. Theological Realism 5. The Fragmentation of Education 6. Educational Realism 7. Liberal Religious Education 8. Critical Religious Education




About the Author

Professor Andrew Wright researches and teaches at UCL Institute of Education, UK and London School of Theology, UK.

About the Series

New Studies in Critical Realism and Spirituality (Routledge Critical Realism)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General