ISBN 9781846840586,The Questions Dictionary of Religious Education

The Questions Dictionary of Religious Education



Continuum International Publishing Group

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9781846840586

ISBN-10 1846840589

Paper Back

Number of Pages 104 Pages
Language (English)


The key words of religion are exciting. They help understanding move beyond the daily concerns of everyday life towards thoughts and ideas which probe the possible meaning and purpose of life and its values. Because of the complexity of the ideas and concepts these key words attempt to express, they can cause difficulties to the students near the beginning of what can be a lifetimes exploration of religious insights and wisdom.

This dictionary is both a guide for the explorer and a mine of information for the reader who is curious to learn more concerning the fundamental concepts of the great religions of the world and the vocabulary in which they are expressed. It should be invaluable for motivating a deeper interest and for stimulating enthusiasm for making fuller investigations into the questions which people continually ask about lifes meaning and purpose, and how the positive values which we all have the potential to hold can grow creatively and with responsibility.

About the Author
Dr. Elizabeth Ashton taught in primary school classrooms for many years before becoming lecturer in religious and moral education at the University of Durham. She has been published widely in both academic and professional journals and is an experienced examiner in courses of initial teacher training and higher degrees in education