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ERIC Number: EJ793654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Beyond Coexistence: Toward a More Reflective Religious Pluralism
Rosenblith, Suzanne
Theory and Research in Education, v6 n1 p107-121 2008
If a pluralistic democratic state such as the United States wishes to move beyond coexistence and toward a more reflective religious pluralism, then public schools must take epistemic issues seriously. Taking a cue from multicultural education, many have called for including the study of religion from a cultural perspective. I argue instead that, while studying religion from a cultural perspective is necessary, for a comprehensive education in religious studies it is not sufficient. In order to enable our youngest generation with the skills and tools to be knowledgeable, thoughtful and respectful citizens, students must grapple with the thorny matter of religious truths.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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