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ERIC Number: EJ815452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Teaching Religion in the USA: Bridging the Gaps
van Doorn-Harder, Nelly
British Journal of Religious Education, v29 n1 p101-113 Jan 2007
This article argues that, considering the current trends of polarization between adherents of different religions, courses on world religions should no longer focus only on the transmission of knowledge, but include material from human rights studies, inter-religious dialogue, and peace studies as well. According to the author, due to their specific charters, confessional educational institutions (including institutions of higher education) in particular are well placed to use this interdisciplinary approach, since it changes academic learning about other religions and can lead to profound transformations, connecting the learning process with the core teachings of religions. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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