[German Version] I. Terminology – II. History – III. Philosophy – IV. Philosophy of Religion, Dogmatics, Ethics – V. Practical Theology and Education – VI. Social History
I. Terminology This article deals with formative education, corresponding to the German term
Bildung (cf. Fr.
formation). (The related article education deals with the subject area of
Erziehung, covering education and training.
Bildung or formation may be considered more general, with cultural overtones, while
Erziehung places more emphasis on schooling.) ¶ Even in its earliest form, OHG