BIBLICAL STUDIES ENCOUNTERS AFRICAN RELIGION: THE PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY

Gordon Mitchell

Abstract


In South African schools, Biblical Studies has been taught with little consideration being given to the religious and cultural worlds of the pupils. Research indicates that black children, who constitute the majority of those studying the subject, are deeply influenced by African religion. The comparative method offers a way of enabling pupils to utilize prior religious knowledge in the process of examining other world-views.

Keywords


Religious diversity; biblical studies; South African schools; AFrican traditional religion

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/47-0-1631

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