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N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872) produced a major body of work in the fields of theology, education, literature, politics, and history. He was also a poet, a hymn-writer, and a translator. In particular, however, it is his educational writings that over the years have attracted international attention - from the USA in the west to Japan in the east. In recognition of his influence the European Union called its adult education project 'the Grundtvig programme'.
As part of its agenda to digitalise and translate some of this vast output, the Grundtvig Study Centre at the University of Aarhus is pleased to publish this broad selection of Grundtvig's writings on education in a completely new translation. The texts vary in form from poems and songs to articles in periodicals, introductions to books, an open letter to the Norwegians and a private letter to the King of Denmark. These texts, taken together, will provide a solid basis for international scholars without knowledge of Danish to be able to work closely with Grundtvig's ideas on education for the people.
This book is accompanied by a CD (MP3 format) with the texts read by Edward Brodbridge and introduction and essays by Clay Warren.
Mathilde Bebe Clausen
Mathilde studies theology at Aarhus University. She started her career at the Press as an employee in the warehouse, but is now working as an editorial assistant, primarily on the book series 100 danmarkshistorier. Mathilde has previously studied comparative literature, and has also worked for a period of time at The Danish Seamens Church in Hamburg. When not at work, Mathilde indulges in the cultural life of Aarhus.
Man får lyst til at give sig i kast med Grundtvig selv, på trods af hans alenlange, knudrede sætninger. Må engelsksprogede læseres og tilhøreres appetit skærpes på samme vis!
Liselotte Larsen Dansk Kirketidende
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