Unentscheidbare Fragen zwischen Überwältigungsverbot und Positionierungsgebot: Ein theoretischer und empirischer Beitrag zur Frage einer "Fachkultur" Religion

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What distinguishes denominational religious education from other subjects at school? This essay determines its crucial characteristic in the distinction between questions that are decidable (already decided) and undecidable (to be decided by myself) in the tension between the requirement to position oneself and the ban on overpowering the pupils/students. Two third grade classroom scenes on the topic of <Moses> serve as case studies to trace this tension in the practice of religious instruction. Thus this essay contributes both theoretical and empirical insights to the question of a «culture» of religious instruction.

Translated title of the contributionUndecidable questions between ban on overpowering and positioning requirement: A theoretical and empirical article on the question of a "disciplinary culture" religion
Original languageGerman
JournalEvangelische Theologie
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)450-462
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2013