Wisdom (Hikmah) as a Holistic Basis for Inter-religious Education

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


The concept of wisdom is a crucial aspect of all religious education and is a dynamic factor in human relationships. In general, wisdom is a worldview by which a person can live in this world in a balanced way. The chapter affirms the place of wisdom in the religious realm and inter-religious education. Various definitions of wisdom are offered, and focus is given to world wisdom literature and the religious traditions started by the prophets and founders of religions.


Wisdom Religion Prophet Islam Philosophy Education Wisdom literature Holistic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adnan Menderes UniversityAydinTurkey

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