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The Best and the Worst that has Been Said and Done

Teaching Religious Ideals in Religious Education

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I was raised in a Protestant family from the middle of the sixties until the early eighties of the last century in a small village close to Amsterdam. Although my parents had different religious backgrounds, my mother’s relatively liberal Protestant views were dominated by my father’s orthodox Calvinist faith. His views became more liberal over the years, but being the eldest, the influence of the Calvinistic tradition was not only the strongest, but also lasted the longest.

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  • Religious Tradition
  • Moral Ideal
  • Liberal Democracy
  • Religious Ideal
  • Religious Education

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Ruyter, D.d. (2012). The Best and the Worst that has Been Said and Done. In: Avest, I.t. (eds) On the Edge: (Auto)biography and Pedagogical Theories on Religious Education. SensePublishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-175-7_14

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