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
University of Turku
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.