Religious Education in Denmark: Towards a More Multifaceted Subject?

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Abstract

The article deals with religious education in Denmark, especially the impact of philosophy
of life in the curriculum. It will address the question of whether “Christian Studies” has become
more multifaceted, or whether it is really a Christian upbringing/existential upbringing in disguise.
The article begins with a presentation of the religious, political, and the pedagogical landscapes in
Denmark. Subsequently, it examines the impact of the “Philosophy of Life” elements, which form
part of the subject taught under “Christian Studies” (Kristendomskundskab). This is followed by an
analysis of the new legal framework for “Christian Studies”, which now highlights areas, such as
comparative religion or sociology of religion. It also examines the work of the committee, formed by
the former Minister of Education in spring 2019, which had the task of revitalizing the curriculum of
“Christian Studies” in the Danish school system.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer561
TidsskriftReligions
Vol/bind11
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)1-11
Antal sider11
ISSN2077-1444
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 29 okt. 2020

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