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Religious Literacy in Secular Religious Education: Nordic Perspectives and Beyond
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5192-6327
2024 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this volume, questions are addressed revolving around religious literacy and education. The term religious literacy is explored as the ability to discern and analyze intersections of religion with social, political, and cultural life in pluralistic societies. Questions about what types of religious literacies are possible in a non-confessional, and even secular, educational context are in focus. It delves into the intricate relationship between religious literacy, religious education in the Nordic countries, and the development of subject knowledge and generic abilities. The Nordic countries, as modern secular welfare states with shared characteristics, provide an intriguing framework for comparison. The exploration of variations in the organization, content, and goals of religious education in Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden sheds light on the process of shaping educational content within specific historical and societal contexts and the anthology broadens its scope by incorporating global perspectives from the Indian, Italian, and Indonesian contexts.

The volume features contributions from 18 researchers who explore empirical, methodological, and theoretical aspects of religious literacy and education. The concept of religious literacy, encompassing both knowledge and generic skills, proves to be indispensable for navigating the diverse religious and non-religious worldviews present in pluralistic societies.

Tailored for students, educators, education researchers, and policymakers, this anthology contributes to the ongoing discourse on religious literacy. It not only provides valuable insights into the Nordic educational landscape but also fosters a global dialogue on the crucial role of education in understanding diverse worldviews.

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Münster: Waxmann Verlag, 2024. , p. 261
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Religious Diversity and Education in Europe ; 46
Keywords [en]
Religious education
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Religious Studies Didactics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21386Libris ID: 0j1kd7qmxhkl9vrlISBN: 9783830947523 (print)ISBN: 9783830997528 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-21386DiVA, id: diva2:1843993
Available from: 2024-03-12 Created: 2024-03-12 Last updated: 2024-03-12

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