reflexivity; open religious identity; religious education of youth
Przegląd Religioznawczy, No. 2 (2018), s. 97-112
In the process of shaping the open religious identity the key competence is the reflexivity. The reflexivity – as a way of intelligent understanding of the self and the world in the horizon of the past, present and future of the religion – enables rational use of knowledge, alphabetisation of person’s own convictions and acquisition of ide-as, conducts and religious attitudes which are open toward ideas and attitudes of the others.
In the study the conditions of development of reflexivityand open religious iden-tity in the process of religious education is presented such as guaranties of free expres-sion on person’s own religious convictions; subject, contents and quality of reflection about other religions and confessions; underlining the common values; meeting and conversations with people of other religions; role of religious education teacher who is reflective and open on other confessions.
The development of reflexivity as a condition of shaping an open religious identi-ty and its component – is one of the essential tasks of contemporary religious educa-tion of youth.