Paganism in the classroom

Cush, D (1997) 'Paganism in the classroom.' British Journal of Religious Education, 19 (2). pp. 83-94. ISSN 1740-7931

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The time has come for teachers to take Paganism seriously as a living religion. Teachers need accurate information about contemporary Paganism in order to respect children from Pagan homes and to handle Pagan topics appropriately. The current usage of the term ‘Paganism’ is clarified, and the connection between contemporary Paganism and the religions of the past is examined. The relationship between Paganism and Christianity is a complex one and should not be oversimplified into one of enmity. This article also explores practical issues such as the presence of Paganism in the curriculum, the needs of the Pagan child and ideas for practical activities including Pagan festivals. The article is deliberately wide‐ranging in order to initiate a debate.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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