The Future of Protestant Religious Education in an Age of Globalization

Hyun-Sook KimRichard R. OsmerFriedrich Schweitzer

The Future of Protestant Religious Education in an Age of Globalization

2018,  170  pages,  paperback,  27,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3876-7

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Global developments have come to shape our lives, economically, culturally, and even religiously. Young people growing up in a global age have to be prepared for living in this age. Economic and technological demands are important, but there also is a need for personal and social orientations that go beyond them.

This book provides both insights into the Protestant tradition in education as well as its meaning for the future of the church, for society and for individual persons. It follows an innovative approach by combining perspectives from three different contexts – Germany with its important Protestant starting points in the Reformation, the United States as a country which has been strongly influenced by Protestantism, and South Korea with its comparatively young Protestant tradition.

The book is based on a combination of international points of view, on transnational cooperation, on comparative insights, and on making constant reference to a global horizon. Its presentations and ideas not only address globalization as a driving force behind many future developments, but also demonstrate an exercise of global educational thinking.

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[...] [T]he book is a thought-provoking contribution of three scholars from three different corners of the earth. Their reflections on the past, present and future of Protestant RE might be helpful to all those involved in this important task, no matter in what location and learning environment that might be.
Boris Paschke, in: International Journal of Christianity and Education 23 (3) (2019), S. 378.

Hier haben drei erfahrene Wissenschaftler sich über Grundfragen und Grundperspektiven verständigt und den Kern ihrer konzeptionellen Überzeugungen und Visionen zu Papier gebracht; es geht eben um die großen länderübergreifenden Linien, für eine breitere Leserschaft. Gerade deshalb besitzt das Buch eine besondere Impulskraft und sei deshalb sehr zur Lektüre empfohlen.
Manfred Pirner, in: Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie 72 (1) (2020), S. 106.

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