Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1, 88-98

Justification as a topic in interreligious education

In Protestantism, the notions of the sinner’s justification by faith alone (sola fide) and by grace alone (sola gratia) have become identity markers that serve to distance oneself from the (alleged) ‘works righteousness’ of non-Protestant spiritualities. In this article the example of a Muslim youth’s theological opinions will be interpreted in light of justification theology and in a manner that makes interreligious dialogue and learning possible. In the conclusion, the article offers deliberations about how the topic of ‘justification’ can be part of interreligious learning in Protestant RE, on the one hand, and in the school curriculum field of religious education and ethical education, on the other. Finally, the development of a comparative youth theology is advocated.

interreligious education, justification, works righteousness, mercy, Islam, muslim youths, comparative theology, youth theology, comparative youth theology

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1