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Religious Educational Theory
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Religious educational theory can conveniently be divided into two parts, Protestant and Roman Catholic. Although nothing at the theoretical level makes this distinction necessary, it is helpful because of the markedly different settings of these two streams of Christianity.

1. Protestant

The Protestant Reformation, because of its effect of producing difference and diversity within Christianity, created a new context for religious education. As a result, religious education became a focus of theoretical discussion.


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Nipkow, Karl Ernst and Simon, Werner, “Religious Educational Theory”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.42>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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