Religious education and hermeneutics: the case of teaching about Islam

Revell, L. and Panjwani, F. (2018) Religious education and hermeneutics: the case of teaching about Islam. British Journal of Religious Education, 40 (3). pp. 268-276. ISSN 0141-6200.

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This article attempts to do three things: the first is an exploration of the ways in which Islam is presented in an essentialist way (with a focus on Religious Education (RE) in England and Wales), leading to stereotypes and unsubstantiated generalisations. Secondly, it provides a critique of essentialism, and finally a case is made for the role of hermeneutics in the teaching and learning of Islam.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hermeneutics; Islam; essentialism; stereotypes; diversity; Muslims
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Teacher Education and Development
Depositing User: Mrs Lynn Revell
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 14:00
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 15:30

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