Religious Pedagogy

Edited by Zbigniew Marek and Anna Walulik

In 2019, the team members of the Ignatian Social Forum decided to continue the work that was initiated by the publication of the Social Dictionary in 2004. Scientists from both Polish and foreign academic centres contributed to this publication, which contained over one hundred extended essays that discussed the findings of recent humanities and social science research. This new project, the first volume of which the Reader is looking at now, is more extensive than the original Social Dictionary. The aim of the project is to present the state of knowledge from within various fields of humanities and social sciences as they are at the beginning the third decade of the 21st century. They plan to show man, who is developing within diverse civilizations, cultures and societies, who adheres to many religions, and who honours diverse patterns of behaviour and products that condition his behaviour. However, rather than divide the humanities and social sciences according to the fields and disciplines listed by various international or national (departmental) institutions, we will di vide them according to research areas that have been investigated by “officially acknowledged” scientific disciplines, with the use of a range of methods that yield a more comprehensive, interdisciplinary view.

(Foreword: Wit Pasierbek and Bogdan Szlachta, series editors)


The areas presented in the dictionary of Religious Pedagogy reveal the interdisciplinarity of the issues that are the subject of its research. The ones deserving particular attention include those of a philosophical, anthropological, sociological, psychological, and theological nature. In both theoretical and practical terms, we hope that this Dictionary will contribute to an understanding of the role played by religion and transcendence in educational processes. We also hope that it will in spire reflection and lead to certain conclusions resulting from either accepting or rejecting the arguments presented in it. It reports the cur rent state of knowledge regarding the importance of religious pedagogy for pedagogical reflection, with particular attention paid to the inspiration provided by Catholic social teaching. Moreover, it presents the re search achievements of Polish religious pedagogues and those scientists who take Catholic social teaching into consideration in their studies. It can also be assumed that Catholic social teaching sets the direction of pedagogical research regarding religious pedagogy’s position in education sciences.

(Introduction: Zbigniew Marek and Anna Walulik, volume editors)

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