International Handbook of Inter-religious Education

  • Kath Engebretson
  • Marian de Souza
  • Gloria Durka
  • Liam Gearon

Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Philosophical and Theoretical Aspects of Interreligious Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Evelina Orteza y Miranda
      Pages 5-24
    3. John L. Elias
      Pages 57-72
    4. Trond Enger
      Pages 155-173
    5. Evelina Orteza y Miranda
      Pages 265-280
  3. The Pedagogical Aspects of Interreligious Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-290
  4. An Overview of Part III: Inter-religious Education for Social Justice and Peace

About this book


This Handbook has the potential to redress the distortion of information about particular religions, to add to understanding about what religions have in common, and to suggest how they can work together for justice and peace. In the present day there is a vital resurgence of interest in religions, with new movements emerging from long established religious traditions. There is also, around the world, a growing sense of the need to preserve indigenous religions, even when these have accommodated to imported traditions. The Handbook gives a voice to this resurgence of interest, and addresses inter-religious education from a range of religious viewpoints and contexts. The publication is very timely especially in light of the need for religions of the world to together contemplate and actively promote human rights, social justice and peace, for religions have a specific mandate for this.


Christianity Dialogue Inter-religious education Islam Peace Education Pluralism Religion Religions Religious Education education theology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kath Engebretson
    • 1
  • Marian de Souza
    • 2
  • Gloria Durka
    • 3
  • Liam Gearon
    • 4
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityFitzroyAustralia
  2. 2.National School of Religious EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia
  3. 3.Graduate School of Religion &, Religious EducationFordham UniversityBronxUSA
  4. 4.Digby Stuart CollegeRoehampton UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9273-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9260-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-0049
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-0057
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