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Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie

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Volume 66, Issue 1


Das Gregoriusfest und „The Discovery of the Individual“ – Diskurstheoretische Beobachtungen

Marcell Saß
Published Online: 2016-06-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zpt-2014-0104


The development of „Religionspädagogik“ („Religious Education“) as an independent theological approach is often located in cultural transformations during the era of enlightenment. Apparently, “Religionspädagogik” seems to be a project of modernity and closely linked with the ongoing extension of individuality and subjectivity. Using Michel Foucault’s “concept of discourse” this article deals with the ancient “Gregoriusfest” (St. Gregor’s Day). Celebrated especially in the prospering cities since the 11th/12th century this liturgical and pedagogical practice can be understood as an event which initially shows “The Discovery of the Individual” (C. Morris)

Keywords: Cultural transformation; enlightenment; modernity; individuality; subjectivity; Foucault’s “Concept of discourse”; St. Gregor’s Day; liturgical and pedagogical practice; “Discovery of the Individual”

Schlagworte: Kulturelle Transformation; Aufklärung; Moderne; Individualität; Subjektivität; Foucaults Diskursanalyse; Gregoriusfest; liturgische und pädagogische Praxis; Entdeckung des Individuums

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Published Online: 2016-06-11

Published in Print: 2014-03-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie, Volume 66, Issue 1, Pages 15–24, ISSN (Online) 2366-7796, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zpt-2014-0104.

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