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Book: Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion

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

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.28106


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Matti Kamppinen ( - mkamppinen) 'University of Turku'