Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday - Peter Antes

Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday - Peter Antes

19. Normative Rationality and the Future Prospects of Religion Education: The Perspective of Scientific Realism

Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday - Peter Antes

Matti Kamppinen
University of Turku

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This chapter analyzes the conditions and future prospects of religion education in schools. I propose that religion education with confessional elements is questioned by the normative rationality in general, and by the normative rationality of science education in particular. Therefore the only viable future option for religion education is scientific realism, where religion is taught in the same way as history or biology.

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Kamppinen, Matti. 19. Normative Rationality and the Future Prospects of Religion Education: The Perspective of Scientific Realism. Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 247-258 Feb 2016. ISBN 9781781791394. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28106. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28106. Feb 2016

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