chapter  10
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Is religious education possible?

ByW. D. Hudson

Before attempting to answer the above question, I must try to make clear what I take it to mean. In a book on the philosophy of education, it hardly needs saying that I take the question in a philosophical sense, viz. ‘Is religious education philosophically possible?’; but because the word ‘philosophical’ can mean different things to different people, I need to explain what I have in mind when I speak of philosophical possibility. The best way to do this, I think, is to contrast such possibility with possibility of another kind and so I will first say what this other kind of possibility is and then bring out the difference between it and what I have called ‘philosophical possibility’.