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Influential texts (Wendy Dossett)

Arthur, Chris, (1990) Biting the Bullet: Some personal reflections on Religious Education, Edinburgh: St Andrews Press

This collection of essays by Chris Arthur inspired me to think much more critically about the potential for positive and negative outcomes of different sorts of religious education. With a career in RE teaching in my sights when I read it at age 20, I thought that what the world primarily needed was less ignorance about different religious traditions. I was probably right, but my plan was that I would ‘tell’ pupils what (I thought) religious people did and believed, and somehow peace Continue reading

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