Religious Education in a Post-Secular Age

Case Studies from Europe

Editors: Franck, Olof, Thalén, Peder (Eds.)

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  • Examines shifts in religious education in Europe over the past 50 years
  • Takes a wider view of shifts across the continent from reforms implemented in Sweden in the 1960s
  • Calls for a reevaluation of the foundations of religious education
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This book analyzes the changes and shifts in religious education in Europe over the past 50 years. In a post-secular age, it has become increasingly difficult to make sharp distinctions between what is religious and non-religious, confessional and non-confessional. Reforms in religious education in Sweden in the 1960s appeared as part of a process of wider secular liberalization, giving more credence to the idea of absolute neutrality in religious education. However drastic shifts in society, culture and the European religious landscape raise the need for a reevaluation of the foundations of religious education. Drawing on a range of case studies from across Europe, this book will appeal to students and scholars of religious education as well as post-secular education more generally.

About the authors

Olof Franck is Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 
Peder Thalén is Professor at the University of Gävle, Sweden.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Religious Education and the Notion of the Post-secular

    Pages 1-16

    Franck, Olof (et al.)

  • Religious Education, Post-secularity and Neoliberalism

    Pages 17-35

    Fancourt, Nigel

  • Dealing with Religion in Education in Post-religious and Post-secular Times

    Pages 37-56

    Skeie, Geir

  • Religious Education Curriculum Constructions in Northern and Western Europe: A Three-Country Analysis

    Pages 57-81

    Brömssen, Kerstin (et al.)

  • What About Transformative Religious Education?

    Pages 83-97

    Gunnarsson, Gunnar J.

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eBook $109.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-47502-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religious Education in a Post-Secular Age
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from Europe
Editors
  • Olof Franck
  • Peder Thalén
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47503-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47503-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47502-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 253
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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