Religious Education in a Plural Western Society

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Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Problems and Challenges

ISBN 978-3-8258-6692-1
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2007
Seiten 232
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Empirische Theologie/Empirical Theology

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Plurality is a decisive characteristic of the modern Western world.
Plurality also exists with regard to religion. When plurality is spoken
of, not only the historically established religions such as Christianity,
Islam, and Judaism are meant; we also encounter plurality in the religious
attitudes of people. Their beliefs and practices can have religious
character without having to understand themselves within the context of a
religious community – religion is not to be found only in the churches
anymore. Plurality also exists within each religion. Yet plurality reigns
even within one specific church.

This book reflects on the premises and goals of Religious Education. It
takes up the diversity of religions and the diversity of worldviews. In
this book the concept of plurality is worked out as a challenge: Religious
learning processes are constitutive at their beginning already
characterized by plurality. In encountering and interacting with what one
considers to be strange, alien, and other, he begins to ponder the
question of who he himself is.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz ist Professor für Praktische
Theologie / Religionspädagogik an der Universität