Contextual religious education and the interpretive approach
Jackson, Robert, 1945-. (2008) Contextual religious education and the interpretive approach. British Journal of Religious Education, Vol.30 (No.1). pp. 13-24. ISSN 0141-6200
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01416200701711675
This article responds to Andrew Wright's critique of my views on the representation of religions. Using various literary devices - associating my work closely with that of others whose views are in some ways different from my own, referring very selectively to published texts and exaggerating, and sometimes misrepresenting, what I actually say - Wright presents my work as dualistic, nominalist and as not genuinely hermeneutical. Wright contrasts what he sees as my extreme idea of religions as 'constructions' with his own view of them as 'social facts'. My reply illustrates and responds to Wright's account of my work, clarifies my own position and raises questions about Wright's views, especially in relation to those of Gavin Flood, whom he cites with favour. My conclusion includes the suggestion that, although our epistemological positions are different in some ways, they spawn pedagogies utilising some common principles and values.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Wright, Andrew, 1958-, Religious education -- Teaching methods, Religious education -- Philosophy, Religion and sociology -- Great Britain, Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Religious Education|
|Official Date:||January 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 13-24|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||Written as a response to: Wright, A. (2008) Contextual religious education and the actuality of religions. British Journal of Religious Education 30:1 , pp. 3-12.|
Arweck, E., Nesbitt, E. & Jackson, R. (2005) Common values for the common school? Using two values education programmes to promote „spiritual and moral development‟, Journal of Moral Education, 34 (3), 325-42.
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