After World Religions, edited by Christopher Cotter and David G. Robertson, has a number of chapters suggesting different ways of teaching without World Religions, or of using World Religions to show how colonial ideas have affected our models of religion. The introductory chapter by the editors is a readable deep dive into the critiques that have been summarised in this course.
There’s more detail in these podcasts on the World Religions Paradigm [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and how we might teach and learn After World Religions.
You can check out our OpenLearn short course Census stories: bringing statistics to life in Milton Keynes for how to teach about lived religious diversity without relying on the ‘World Religions’ model.