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.


Hyun-Sook Kim is professor of Christian Education at the College of Theology, Yonsei University, Korea.

Richard R. Osmer is professor of practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Friedrich Schweitzer, Dr., Professor für Praktische Theologie/Religionspädagogik, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Tübingen.

Friedrich Schweitzer is professor of practical theology / religious education at the Protestant Faculty of Theology, Tübingen, Germany.

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