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- DescriptionIn recent years there has been a renewed interest in textbooks, partly because they have maintained their position as an important genre. Not too many years ago - and perhaps currently as well - many considered textbooks outdated or archaic compared with techlogical advances such as the Internet and different kinds of educational software. Despite these changes, textbooks for school subjects and for academic studies continue to be in demand. Textbooks seem to constitute a genre in which established truths are conveyed, and may thus represent stable forces in a world of flux and rapid changes. Textbook Gods offers perspectives on representations of religion and religions in textbooks. The contributions emerge from different contexts, ranging from European countries, to North America, Japan and Australia.
- Author BiographyBengt-Ove Andreassen is Associated Professor at the Department of Education at University of Tromso. He is also guest scholar in religious studies at University of Bergen during 2011-2013. One of his areas for research is religion in education and how perspectives from the academic study of religion can be applied to develop education about religion in public schools. James R. Lewis is Professor at the University of Tromso. His most recent books include Sacred Schisms (edited with Sarah Lewis, Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Children of Jesus and Mary (with Nicolas Levine, Oxford University Press, 2010). He is editor of the Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements.
- PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication15/04/2014
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEquinox Publishing Ltd
- Content Note7 figures
- Weight222 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byBengt-Ove Andreassen,Professor James R. Lewis
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