Learning to Deliberate in Religious Education

ab 19,90 

Isolde Driesen

Goal orientations and educational methods of Christian adult education in a pluralist context

ISBN 978-3-643-90115-6
Band-Nr. 23
Jahr 2011
Seiten 248
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Empirische Theologie/Empirical Theology


Religious and moral pluralism is intrinsic to present-day society.
Pluralism includes both the diversity of religions and worldviews
(external pluralism), and the diverse conceptions of a transcendent
reality and a good life within religions (internal pluralism). This book
deals with the challenges this pluralism poses for Christian adult
education. The goal is to form a clearer picture of how educators deal
with pluralism in their practice. The premise is that this is
particularly evident in the goal orientations and the educational methods
they choose. This book presents a typology of religio-moral education
which is empirically tested in the Catholic context in the Netherlands. It
explores the goal orientations and methods of religious and moral
educators, and examines the crucial relation between them. The educator’s
choices are also evaluated in the light of a considered approach to

Isolde Driesen (1971) worked as a junior researcher at the Faculty of
Theology of the Radboud University Nijmegen on the research-project
Pluralism and Christian adult education.