Teaching Virtue : The Contribution of Religious Education, Paperback / softback Book

Teaching Virtue : The Contribution of Religious Education Paperback / softback

Edited by Marius Felderhof, Penny Thompson


In much of the world, religious traditions are seriously valued but, in the context of religious plurality, this sets educationalists an enormous challenge. This book provides a way forward in exploring religious life whilst showing how bridges might be built between diverse religious traditions.

Teaching Virtue puts engagement with religious life - and virtue ethics - at the heart of religious education, encouraging 'learning from' religion rather than 'learning about' religion.

The authors focus on eight key virtues, examining these for what they can offer of religious value to pupils and teachers.

Individual chapters put the discussion into context by offering a vision of what religious education in the future could look like; the need for responsible religious education; a historical review of moral education and an introduction to virtue ethics.

Lesson plans and examples demonstrate how the virtues may be approached in the classroom, making it an invaluable guide for all involved in teaching religious education.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Moral & social purpose of education
  • ISBN: 9781472522535



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