Religious education in the Slovak Republic

Authored by: Michaela Moravčíková

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


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The Slovak Republic is a young, independent state that came into existence on January 1, 1993 after a peaceful division of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic. The traditional religion is Christianity that was brought to the territory of present-day Slovakia by Irish-Scottish monks at the end of the eighth century and was developed thanks to the Byzantine mission in the ninth century. The prevailing denomination is Catholicism, of the Latin rite. Orthodox Christians, Protestants, Jews, and adherents of other religious societies are also integrated into Slovak society.

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