'Uncertainty and Mortality: Two Stubborn Particulars of Religious Education' in Franck, O and Thalén, P (eds) (2021) Religious Education in a Post-Secular Age: Case Studies from Europe; Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, chapter 7, pp 123-138.

Stern, L. J. (2020) 'Uncertainty and Mortality: Two Stubborn Particulars of Religious Education' in Franck, O and Thalén, P (eds) (2021) Religious Education in a Post-Secular Age: Case Studies from Europe; Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, chapter 7, pp 123-138. In: Religious Education in a Post-Secular Age: Case Studies from Europe. Palgrave, London, pp. 123-138. ISBN 9783030475031

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Abstract

In an education context in which ‘knowledge’ is seen as ‘powerful’ and as having ‘impact’, religious education is – or should be – at the forefront of understanding how people are and will always be living in uncertainty, whilst also searching for truth. The one human certainty – mortality – is, happily, also addressed by the best religious education. This chapter presents uncertainty and mortality as two ‘stubborn particulars’ of post-secular, non-confessional, religious education: its distinctive features and its distinctive contribution to the curriculum. A ‘post-secular’ world recognises the value of insights gained from religious traditions, not least, insights into our mortality. ‘Non-confessional’ (and some ‘confessional’) religious education recognises the inherent uncertainty that can drive curiosity and care for the full range of traditions studied.

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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2021 14:43
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 10:02
URI: https://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/828

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