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Religion Teacher
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[German Version]

Religion teachers in the broadest sense are all those persons who set up – with intent – learning situations that open up for children, youths, or adults a religious approach to reality (including esp. parents, pastors, adult educators [Education of adults], etc.). Religion teachers in a narrower sense have received professional training (theology diploma, teacher training, etc. [training and coaching of religion teachers, religious education, science of]) and, at least in Germany, have been commissioned by the church (Vocatio, Missio canonica) …

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Bucher, Anton, “Religion Teacher”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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