Religious Education and Christian Theologies

Peter SchreinerGaynor PollardSturla Sagberg (Editor)

Religious Education and Christian Theologies

Some European Perspectives

2009,  168  pages,  E-Book (PDF),  15,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-6670-8

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Developments in theology and developments in religious education in different countries encourage a renewed dialogue between the two areas. In this book special emphasis is given to the role of Christian theologies in relation to religious education. In most countries of Europe religious education is part of the curriculum in public schools. Religious education is concerned with both education and religion and accepted as an academic subject in its own right. Its relationship with theology, religious studies and educational philosophy can be seen in contrasting ways due to different traditions and developments of the subject in Europe.

A working group of nine experts from eight countries have worked together for a period of two years with a mandate from the Intereuropean Commission on Church and School (ICCS) and the Comenius-Institut in Münster, Germany. The working process of the group has led to different types of articles. Some reflect group discussions; some are best understood as reports from ongoing projects, while some are theoretical discussions based on work with relevant literature. Together they may inspire various activities in exploring the field of religious education on many levels.

With contributions from Roland Biewald, Germany, Gertud Ide Yversen, Denmark, Juha Luodeslampi, Finland, Valentin Koshuharov, Bulgaria/Russia, Alma Lanser-van der Velde, the Netherlands, Gordon Mitchell, Germany/South Africa, Gaynor Pollard, England, Sturla Sagberg, Norway, Peter Schreiner, Germany and a foreword by Hans Spinder, the Netherlands/Cuba

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There is much here to stimulate further thought, particularly about its focal problem - teaching Christianity in dialogue with other faith traditions.
Peter Doble in: British Journal of Religious Education. Vol. 30. No. 1/2008..