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School and Church
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The relationship between school and church reflects the relationship between church and state and current views in education or educational theory (Education, Theory of) and religion or theology – it is therefore subject to change and is subject to different regulations in different countries.

In antiquity there were no schools for Christian children. The earliest emerged in monasteries, which – as thePrologus Regulae Benedicti (45) states – could be thought of as dominici scola servitii. Over time – initiated by the offering of children as oblates (I) – mona…

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Grethlein, Christian, “School and Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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