عنوان مقاله [English]
Religious education in higher institutions needs a precise analysis of its dimensions in order to avoid misconceptions. In order to do this analysis, three concepts of university, religion, and education are considered as the three vertices of a triangle and, as a result, the analysis is accomplished in three edges of university-religion, university-education, and religion-education and the three resultant relations. In each of the three edges, the optimum point, the disturbance in the relation concerned, and the way out of the disturbance are discussed. In the university-religion edge, the optimum point is rational encounter with religion, the disturbance is the dominance of rituals, and the way out is to distinguish religion from its followers. In the university-education edge, the optimum point is the full interaction between teacher-student, the disturbance is behavior engineering, and the way out is the basic reconceptualization about education in terms of interaction. Finally, in the religion-education edge, the optimum point is the inner development regarding the faith, the disturbance is the dominance of religion’s superficial understanding, and the way out is to show the reasonability and beauty of religion.