Religious education in Austria

Authored by: Georg Königsberger , Louis Kubarth

The Routledge International Handbook of Religious Education

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415536301
eBook ISBN: 9780203106075
Adobe ISBN: 9781136256424

10.4324/9780203106075.ch4

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Abstract

Generally speaking, Austria is considered to be a secular state. However, this statement might be reassessed, considering the widespread integration of religion not only in politics but in daily life. This complex integration can be seen in the educational system, but it applies earlier than this: even kindergartens provide religious instruction.

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