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Contemporary religiosity and consequences for the instruction of religion at upper secondary schools in Germany

Sociology International Journal
Ullrich Relebogile Kleinhempelch

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This is a pioneering article. It integrates findings about the composition of the field of religious and spiritual as well as atheistic convictions among the population of Germany, and among students in upper secondary classes of ‘protestant religion’ for teaching this subject. In particular, the strong presence of esoteric and Universalists convictions is taken note of. The article presents methodological and didactic consequences taken by the author, as also presented in professional training courses for colleagues in the field.


religious instruction, didactics of religion, sociology of religion, didactics, empirical, surveys on distribution of contemporary religious, spiritual, and agnostic convictions for instruction of protestant religion at public, private secondary schools, creative, synthetic forms of learning in the field of religious instruction