Integrism towards contemporary Christian religious education and teaching of the Second Vatican Council



University of Wroclaw, plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland




 Intercultural education as a result of social changes  has allowed  expansion of dialogue boundaries. As a result, a new approach to religious education has been formed. First of all, it was the emergence of streams and processes affecting the perception,  meaning and  place of Christian religion in the  contemporary world. This was connected with the Second Vatican Council and the effects of the decisions concerning  religion. The new slogans propagated by a modernist environment such as religious freedom or ecumenism, led to the opposition in traditionalist circles. The most radical attitude was presented  by  The Saint Pius X Fraternity and its founder Marcel Lefebvre. All views, attitudes and actions directed towards the objec-tion to modernist changes are called integrism, and  its representatives  are integrists.


Key words:

 religious education, Second Vatican Council, integrism, intercultural education, ecumenism, modernism, religious freedom, dialogue, Fraternity of Saint Pius X, pluralism


  DOI: 10.15503/jecs20132-16-28


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