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Essentialism in religious education: Some reflections on a didactical problem
Dalarna University, School of Education and Humanities, Religious Studies. (Minoritet, identitet och autenticitet)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9963-8124
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In spite of the fact that essentialist views of religion have been debated for decades in other parts of the world, e.g. in the USA, it is only recently that such ideas have been contested in Sweden. Furthermore, it is mainly in academic circles that non-essentialist ideas of religion have been promoted.

In this paper I intend to present an outline of an article where I argue that essentialist views on religion are indeed highly problematic, but are still widespread in many parts of Swedish society, not least in religious education in the schools. I will also suggest alternative views of religion and propose a hermeneutical approach to teaching religion that might help to overcome the problem of essentialism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keyword [en]
Religious education, essentialism, concept of religion, Benson Saler
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning, Essentialism i religionsundervisningen
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-10630OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-10630DiVA: diva2:547729
Conference
EASR Annual Conference, Södertörn University, Stockholm on 23-26 August 2012
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-28 Last updated: 2013-12-13Bibliographically approved

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