What are religious education processes? Under what conditions - institutional, social, political, legal - do they take place? What should pupils learn in religious education? And how can lessons be planned with this in mind?
The subject of religious education deals with such and similar questions. In order to be able to deal with them, religious education closely relates to the other theological disciplines. Knowledge of exegetical, church-historical and systematic-theological methods, theories and research results is indispensable in order to adequately plan and reflect on religious education lessons. On the other hand, religious education is dependent on neighbouring non-theological subjects such as, above all, the disciplines of education and educational science.
A special focus of religious education in Oldenburg in research and teaching is the area of interreligious and difference-sensitive education.