Religious education and hermeneutics: the case of teaching about Islam

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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.
AuthorsRevell, L. and Panjwani, F.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsHermeneutics; Islam; essentialism; stereotypes; diversity; Muslims
Year2018
JournalBritish Journal of Religious Education
Journal citation40 (3), pp. 268-276
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0141-6200
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/01416200.2018.1493269
Publication dates
Online09 Aug 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Jan 2019
Accepted author manuscript
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