Religious Teaching is an interdisciplinary subject at the intersection between religion and education. It deals with the perception, analysis and conception of religious teaching, learning, and development processes in the context of social, cultural and religious references. Sciences related to religious teaching include pedagogy, psychology, sociology, theology and religious studies. All research and teaching in this subject relates to all areas of religious learning including religious socialisation in the family, school learning, ecclesiastical catechesis and religious development. Catechesis is a sub-discipline of Religious Teaching. It deals with ecclesiastical catechesis in the literal sense. Religious Teaching also focuses on religious learning through non-denominational religious education, and the theory of religious learning under changing social conditions, including an historical perspective.
The Institute of Religious Education (RPI) is affiliated with the Professorship of Religious Education / Catechesis.
University of Lucerne
Professorship of Religious Education / Catechesis
Dr. Alexander Maier
Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 3.B30
P.O. Box 4466
T +41 41 229 52 46
F +41 41 229 52 45
Consultation by appointment via the secretariat of the Institute of Religious Education:
T +41 41 229 52 53