RE Teachers' Religious Literacy
A qualitative analysis of RE teachers’ interpretations of the biblical narrative The Prodigal Son
2016, Religious Diversity and Education in Europe, Band 31, 202 pages, paperback, 29,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-3488-2
This book is a timely reminder of the relationship between the interpretative and dialogic dimensions of RE and how these are important ingredients in religious literacy. It implicitly shows that attempts to construct knowledge as unframed givens are intellectually problematic, as the structures around data are part of what constitutes religious literacy and knowledge. It also exemplifies how teachers play a vital framing role in the mediation of learning in the RE classroom, not just in the representation of religion, but the representation of what religious knowledge is.
Robert A. Bowie, in: British Journal of Religious Education 2/2019, p. 233.