Epistemologies of Religious Education Research in the Nordic Welfare states

  • Mette Buchardt Dept. of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University
  • Christina Osbeck Dept. of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, University of Gothenburg


The theme of this special issue is the epistemological conditions and significant features for doing research in religious education in the Nordic region. Historical and institutional conditions make up an important part of the background for understanding. The articles in this issue which are introduced here try to grasp and explore the conditions for scholarly knowledge production concerning the teaching of religion in the states in question: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.