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Title Crossings and crosses : borders, educations, and religions in Northern Europe / edited by Jenny Berglund, Thomas Lundén, and Peter Strandbrink.

Publication Info. Berlin, Germany ; Boston, Massachusetts : De Gruyter, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (249 pages).
Series Religion and Society, 1437-5370 ; Volume 63
Religion and society (Hague, Netherlands) ; Volume 63.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Contents Preface -- Table of Contents -- Introduction: On crossings and crosses -- The Russian Orthodox Church, its domains and borders -- Intertwining identities: The politics of language and nationality in the Estonian-Russian borderlands -- Multireligious and multiethnic public schooling in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland -- Visible conflicts on invisible borders: Religious antagonisms in the eastern borderland of Poland -- Shifting borders in religious education in Estonia -- Religious education on the borders -- Religion in contemporary public education in Russia -- Religious education in the European context -- Unpacking postnormativity in religious and civic education: Coming to an early end? -- Society, proximity, and education on the border -- The spatiality of religion -- Religious education (RE) in other kinds of bordertowns: Denmark as an extreme and exemplary case -- Index.
Summary This volume critically explores the state of religious and civic life and politics on the margins of state spaces by analysing the themes of borders, education, and religions in northern Europe. It suggests that the formation of religious and civic identity through education is not becoming less parochial and more culturally open. It also challenges the idea that secular liberal democracies are by definition uninvolved in matters of faith.
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Subject Religion and politics -- Europe, Northern.
Religious education -- Europe, Northern.
Europe, Northern -- Religion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Berglund, Jenny, editor.
Lundén, Thomas, editor.
Strandbrink, Peter, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Crossings and crosses : borders, educations, and religions in Northern Europe. Berlin, Germany ; Boston, Massachusetts : De Gruyter, ©2015 viii, 241 pages Religion and society (Hague, Netherlands) ; Volume 63 1437-5370 9781614517542
ISBN 9781614516552 (electronic bk.)
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