Textbook Gods - Genre, Text and Teaching Religious Studies - Bengt-Ove Andreassen

Textbook Gods - Genre, Text and Teaching Religious Studies - Bengt-Ove Andreassen

Theoretical Perspectives on Textbooks/Textbooks in Religious Studies Research

Textbook Gods - Genre, Text and Teaching Religious Studies - Bengt-Ove Andreassen

Bengt-Ove Andreassen [+-]
University of Tromsø
Bengt-Ove Andreassen is Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Tromsø. He is also guest scholar in religious studies at University of Bergen in the period 2011-2013. One of his areas for research is themes related to religion in education and how perspectives from the academic study of religion can be applied in and to develop religion education (RE) in public school. Some publications: “On Ethics and religious culture (ERC) in Québec. Comments and comparative perspectives from a Norwegian and European context” in Religion & Education 38(3)(2011), Religionsdidaktikk. En innføring. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (2012) (220 pages), and “Cristianity as culture and religions as religions. An analysis of the Core Curriculum as framwork for Norwegian RE” (forthcoming).

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This introduction aims to provide some theoretical perspectives and to characterize textbooks in order to explain what type of texts we are dealing with. Arguments for why the textbook should be a genre of interest for research in religious studies will also be presented. Additionally, some challenges regarding methodology will be addressed.

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Andreassen, Bengt-Ove . Theoretical Perspectives on Textbooks/Textbooks in Religious Studies Research. Textbook Gods - Genre, Text and Teaching Religious Studies. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-15 Apr 2014. ISBN 9781781790557. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=23871. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23871. Apr 2014

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