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Presentation and problem inventory: Religious education in Sweden
Linköping University, Department of Religion and Culture, Theology and Religious Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2000 (English)In: Religious Education in Great Britain, Sweden and Russia: Presentations, Problem Inventories and Commentaries / [ed] Edgar Almén and Hans Christian Øster, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2000, 60-91 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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As in most European countries the schools in Sweden historically have had close relations to the church. That was true to the medieval cathedral schools and to the first Swedish university, that of Uppsala founded in the 15th Century. That was also true when the 'gymnasia' were established in the 17th Century in the cities with cathedrals as a part of organising the Swedish 'empire' of that time preparing not only clergymen but also judges and officers for the new civil service. The lecturers of the gymnasia got their living as prebendaries of parishes around the cathedrals from that time into the 20th Century and formed the Protestant chapters of the dioceses of the Church of Sweden until the 1930s. The bishop was eforus (a kind of inspector) of the gymnasium until 1957.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2000. 60-91 p.
Linköping Studies in Religion and Religious Education, ISSN 1404-3971 (print), 1404-4269 (online) ; 1
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31366Local ID: 17134ISBN: 91-7219-641-6ISBN: 978-9-172-19641-4OAI: diva2:252189
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2014-01-03Bibliographically approved

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