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“I’m Neutral!” – A Secularist Discourse

  • Karin Kittelmann Flensner
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Abstract

A secularist discourse appeared in all classrooms, both when talking about religion in general, about specific religions and about ethics. The secularist discourse was constructed through clusters of articulation of: Prime time of history, Diversity of views, A neutral position, Criticism of religion, Science and faith, Individualism, Modern myths, “Man is the measure of all things” and Religion as a private matter. This and the two following empirical chapters will analyse the content of the discourses of religion, religions and worldviews in the context of Religious Education in classroom practice. What is highlighted when religion, religions and worldviews are discussed, and how is it talked about? However, everything is articulated in a certain way, and how something is articulated has consequences for how it is perceived, and this is why questions of what and how are not separable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Kittelmann Flensner
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  1. 1.University WestTrollhättanSweden

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