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Family Education
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I. General – II. Family Religious Education

I. General

Because of altered social conditions, on the one hand, and a new definition of gender relations, on the other, the division of labor within families practiced across generations (Women: household; Men: profession) is in the process of an epochal transformation. This change is exerting lasting influence in the area remaining as the essential content of the contemporary family: child rearing (Child/Childhood, Education). While mothers increasing…

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Mette, Norbert and Harz, Frieder, “Family Education”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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