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Religious Education for Children
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[German Version]

(from a legal perspective). Religious education for children encourages the religious/ideological development of the child’s personality. According to German law, various persons responsible for religious education for children are entitled to encourage personality development in this manner. The religious education (VII, 2) of a child is primarily determined by the free agreement of the parents. This results in part from the parental rights defined in German Basic Law art. 6 §2, and in part from the …

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Thiele, Christoph, “Religious Education for Children”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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