RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION BY THE CHURCHES

P J Hartin

Abstract


This article wishes to delineate the different approach and purpose in religious instruction offered by the churches as distinct from religious instruction which is offered in state schools. The very basis of all Christian education is that of the Scriptures, which is directed towards the intellectual, moral and relational dimensions of life. While the aim of the churches is to help its own members to grow intellectually, morally and relationally within the biblical heritage of that particular church tradition, the aim of the school is judged to be different. It is argued that the aim of the school is to hand on the values of its own society. As such it cannot endorse one particular religious tradition or denomination. Its task is to teach a respect for the wealth of religious traditions present in our South African society. 

Keywords


Religious instruction; Churches; Christian education; Schools; South African society.

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/26-0-1848

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



ISSN 2305-445X (online); ISSN 0254-1807 (print)

Attribution CC BY-NC-ND 4.0


Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2013.


Disclaimer:

This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help