Redefining Religious Education
Spirituality for Human Flourishing
|Publication Date||June 2014|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB)|
This book is a unique collection of multi-disciplinary articles that develops the idea of religious education being directed primarily (but not exclusively) towards the spiritual insofar as it is part of a flourishing life. Redefining Religious Education explores questions including: How can we avoid making religious education merely an imparting of information about religion? How can we re-conceive religious education as nurturing the spiritual without rendering doctrinal? How can we make it relevant to young people in today's pluralistic and secular societies? The first part of the book argues the case from various theoretical points of view. The second part shows how different religious traditions can provide insight into the spiritual in (religious) education. The third part illustrates how some current innovative practices strive to cultivate spiritual development within a religious education curriculum in different parts of the world. The book hopes to invoke more creative and effective questioning concerning the part that religious education can play in enabling the flourishing of whole persons.