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From ‘catechetical theology’ to ‘religious educational theology’

Martin Rothgangel
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 69, No 1 | a1985 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v69i1.1985 | © 2013 Martin Rothgangel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 April 2013 | Published: 07 August 2013

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Martin Rothgangel, Institut für Religionspädagogik, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät der Universität Wien, Austria; Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The article aims at a reflection on the concept ‘religious educational theology’. Three aspects are addressed, namely, (1) the relationship between ‘catechetical theology’ and ‘religious educational theology’; (2) the potential significance of ‘religious educational theology’; and (3) the relationship between ‘religious educational theology’ and ‘systematic theology’.


Religious educational theology; catechetical theology; systematic theology


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