A Critical Analysis of Method and Content of Pluralistic Religious Education



Religious variety is a reality in contemporary world. This variety has been the cause of many disputes and quarrels ever since. In general, there are three approaches to identification, and interpretation of religious variety exclusive, inclusive, and pluralistic. Pluralistic approach is a newly emerged approach in religious epistemology. Pluralism has been a matter of discussion in Iran for sometimes and it has its pros and cons. Religious and spiritual education of human beings and its role in man's life in this or the next world is a critical issue in our country. This article tries to critically analyze pluralistic religious education from both theoretical and practical point of views. It is concluded that the methods and contents of pluralistic religious education in Iran carries critical faults which should be taken into consideration by educational planners.