RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION BY THE CHURCHES
AbstractThis 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.
Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Journal.
This is an open access journal, and the authors and journal should be properly acknowledged, when works are cited.
Authors may use the publishers version for teaching purposes, in books, theses, dissertations, conferences and conference papers.
A copy of the authors’ publishers version may also be hosted on the following websites:
- Non-commercial personal webpage or blog.
- Institutional webpage.
- Authors Institutional Repository.
The following notice should accompany such a posting on the website: “This is an electronic version of an article published in Scriptura, Volume XXX, number XXX, pages XXX–XXX”, DOI. Authors should also supply a hyperlink to the original paper or indicate where the original paper (http://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub) may be found.
Authors publishers version, affiliated with the Stellenbosch University will be automatically deposited in the University’s’ Institutional Repository SUNScholar.
Articles as a whole, may not be re-published with another journal.
The following license applies: