Peace or Violence

The End of Religion and Education?

Editor(s) Jeff Astley,Leslie J. Francis,Mandy Robbins

Language: English

Genre(s): Religion

Series: Religion, Education and Culture

  • July 2007 · 192 pages ·216x140mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708320785

About The Book

Following the events of September 11, 2001, public focus has been on the power of religion. This book addresses the role of religious education in a world where terrorism has impacted on western democracy. Through an analysis and evaluation of the models of religious education, it considers if religion is part of the answer or part of the problem.


'This book is a timely and welcome addition to the field and will be a useful addition to the libraries of academics and students who are engaged in various disciplines related to education and religious and cultural practices.'Marian de Souza, International Journal of Children's Spirituality, Nov 2009 "The essays in this volume offer a wide range of views and ideas on the issues of war, peace and their place in religious education. Anybody teaching RE, academic theologians or those with a general interest in improving interfaith dialogue will find something to interest and challenge in these essays. As such they make a useful contribution to the current debate about how to inculcate harmonious relations between those of different faiths and viewpoints.A"Keith Watson, Journal of Education and Christian Belief, Volume 12:1/Spring 2008

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Jeff Astley

Professor Jeff Astley has been an honorary lecturer in the University of Durham since 1981, Honorary Professorial Fellow in Practical Theology and Christian Education since 1997, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion since 2012.

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Author(s): Leslie J. Francis

The Revd Canon Professor Leslie J Francis PhD DLitt ScD DD FBPsS PGCE is Professor of Religions and Education within the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, and Canon Theologian of Bangor Cathedral, Wales.

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