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Education, Religion and Society by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka and Friedrich Schweitzer pdf download

Education, Religion and Society by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka and Friedrich Schweitzer pdf download. This book honours the contribution made by John M. Hull, Emeritus Professor of Religious Education in the University of Birmingham UK, to religious education and practical theology both in the UK and internationally over a period of more than three decades. It is written and edited by an international and ecumenical body of scholars all of whom have had some association with John Hull over his long career and wish to register their esteem for him and his work in the year he has celebrated his seventieth birthday.

Education, Religion and Society by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka and Friedrich Schweitzer pdf download

Those who know him will never use the word ‘retirement’ in his hearing – except perhaps in relation to themselves. Professor Hull has
recently moved from the University of Birmingham School of Education, his location for thirty-six years, to the post of Honorary Professor in Practical Theology in the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education a short distance away where he will be able to pursue his wider teaching and research interests in theology.

Education, Religion and Society by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka and Friedrich Schweitzer pdf download

This move is eminently appropriate. Although a committed educationist, John Hull has always seen himself first as a Christian practical theologian applying his theology to the theory and practice of religious education and, more recently, also to disability and the money culture. Writing in the early 1980s, he defined ‘practical theology’ as ‘theology seeking to be related to the problems and possibilities of human life both inside and outside the community of faith’ (Hull 1984: 208).

Education, Religion and Society by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka and Friedrich Schweitzer pdf download

Throughout his career, he has endeavored to bring religious education into the mainstream of educational thought and practice by arguing for the replacement of a Christian nurturing approach to the subject by a secular, multifaith approach in state or ‘county’, now ‘community’, schools and the replacement of legally compulsory daily school worship by secular assemblies. To many, the paradox is that he has advocated these changes on Christian theological grounds not only on educational grounds. Furthermore, he has also argued that it is necessary for the Christian churches to adopt the same critical, reflective approach to nurturing their children into the faith; and he has worked to produce viable syllabuses and curriculum materials in both community and church sectors.

Education, Religion and Society by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka and Friedrich Schweitzer pdf download

As will be seen in the critical appreciation below, it is this contribution to religious education both in the church and state sectors based on an overt Christian commitment that has made his thinking of such interest not only in the UK but to religious educationists
in other countries in which the religious denominations often retain responsibility for religious education in state schools or run their own educational institutions.

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