In this article, the author makes an ideological analysis of past and present national curricula for religious education in the Church of Norway with an emphasis on ecotheology and environmental pedagogy. The authors find that the ecotheology of today’s religious education curriculum is dominated by a stewardship model and by a normative and emotional environmental pedagogy. Using Claire Palmer’s critique of the model, Tomren shows how the model should be adjusted to provide a broader and more adequate ecotheology emphasizing eco-Christology and eco-pneumatology. By using research results from Johan Öhman and Leif Östman, the authors conclude that environmental education should be given more space in the curriculum and that more emphasis should be put on learning the youth how to get involved in activist work and political influence.
The article discusses contributions from agonistic theology to contemporary ecclesiology. By drawing on well-known cases about conflicts regarding same sex marriage in the Church of Norway and the Anglican Communion, as well as the ecumenical discourse on unity, the article seeks to show how one can think of the church as a community of disagreement in light of the ecclesiological marks of unity, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity.
4-2020, årgang 125
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Anne Veiteberg (ansvarlig redaktør)
Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen (vitenskapelig redaktør)
Eleni Maria Stene (redaksjonssekretær)
Carl Petter Opsahl
Svein Thore Kloster