Teaching Rituals: New Church Activities and Religious Education

Today, a series of new initiatives are appearing within the established churches, many of them directed towards families with young children. The research presented in this article examines one specific new activity, “Babysalmesang” – baby hymn singing – within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Den...

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Published in:International journal of practical theology
Main Authors: Kilpeläinen, Aino-Elina (Author); Vejrup Nielsen, Marie (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2018
In:International journal of practical theology
Year: 2018, Volume: 22, Issue: 1, Pages: 23-39
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Danske folkekirke / Baby / Mother / Church singing / Ritual / Religious education / Baptism
Further subjects:B Rituale Religious pedagogy Eltern und Kleinkinder Musik
B Rituals religious education parents and infants music
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Summary:Today, a series of new initiatives are appearing within the established churches, many of them directed towards families with young children. The research presented in this article examines one specific new activity, “Babysalmesang” – baby hymn singing – within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark. This study rests firmly on the results of a national study and provides a qualitative perspective on what takes place in babysalmesang from the perspective of ritual education. The analysis of the data showed that babysalmesang is a ritualized activity that, at the same time, teaches about a ritual: baptism.
Innovative gemeindepädagogische Angebote richten sich heute häufig an Familien mit kleinen Kindern. Der vorliegende Artikel untersucht den in der evangelischen Kirche Dänemarks verbreiteten „Babysalmesang“, ein Choralsingen mit Säuglingen, das die Charakterzüge einer Taufvorbereitung trägt. Die Autorinnen knüpfen mit einer videographie-basierten, qualitativen Untersuchung an eine landesweite Studie an und beleuchten vorrangig Aspekte der Ritualerziehung. Ihre Analyse belegt, dass „Babysalmesang“ zugleich über das Taufritual unterrichtet und selbst eine ritualisiert Aktivität ist.
ISSN:1612-9768
Contains:In: International journal of practical theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/ijpt-2016-0035