Religious Education

Between Radicalism and Tolerance

  • Ednan Aslan
  • Margaret Rausch

Part of the Wiener Beiträge zur Islamforschung book series (WSI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Ednan Aslan, Margaret Rausch
    Pages 1-15
  3. Section One Religious Education and Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Friedrich Schweitzer
      Pages 19-34
    3. Gerhard Langer
      Pages 53-65
    4. Daniela Stan
      Pages 67-82
    5. Juan Ferreiro Galguera
      Pages 93-113
    6. Maria Chiara Giorda
      Pages 115-130
    7. Rossana M. Salerno
      Pages 131-141
    8. Viorica Goraş-Postică
      Pages 143-157
    9. Zilola Khalilova
      Pages 223-241
    10. Raid al-Daghistani
      Pages 243-260
  4. Section Two Religion and Radicalization

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 343-351

About this book


The authors of this volume examine theory and practice regarding past and present roles of Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious education in nurturing tolerance, interpreted as mutual respect for and recognition of other groups, in Eastern (Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Romania) and Western (Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia and Spain) Europe, Israel, Nigeria and Uzbekistan. They also explore potential roles of religion and exclusivism in fostering (Islamic state, NGOs, etc.), but also averting (Islamic legal theory, authority, Sufism, etc.) radicalization, and of secular states in allowing, but also banning minority religious education in public schools.
With contributions from Friedrich Schweitzer, Martin Rothgangel, Gerhard Langer, Daniela Stan, Arto Kallioniemi, Juan Ferreiro Galguera, Maria Chiara Giorda, Rossana M. Salerno, Viorica Goraş-Postică, Constantin Iulian Damian, Valentin Ilie, Dzintra Iliško, Ayman Agbaria, Zilola Khalilova, Raid al-Daghistani, Osman Taştan, Moshe Ma’oz, Adriana Cupcea, Muhamed Ali, Rüdiger Lohlker and Dele Ashiru.

The Editors 
Ednan Aslan is the Chair of Islamic Theological studies at the University of Vienna where he is a Professor for Islamic Education. 

Margaret Rausch is scholar, researcher and university instructor in the field of Islamic and Religious Studies.


Religion and radicalization Diversity, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Islamic State Religion and the secular state Islamic legal theory, authority, and Sufism

Editors and affiliations

  • Ednan Aslan
    • 1
  • Margaret Rausch
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität WienWienAustria
  2. 2.LawrenceUSA

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