The Education of a Christian Society

This collection of ten new studies, all by specialists active in the field, explores the full ramifications of these links, from the first intellectual contacts inspired by the growth of Humanism to the planting of established Protestant ...

The Education of a Christian Society

Throughout the sixteenth century, political and intellectual developments in Britain and The Netherlands were closely intertwined. At different times religious refugees from one or other country found a secure haven across the Channel, and a constant interchange of books, ideas and personnel underscored the affinity of lands which both made a painful progress towards Protestantism during the course of the century. This collection of ten new studies, all by specialists active in the field, explores the full ramifications of these links, from the first intellectual contacts inspired by the growth of Humanism to the planting of established Protestant churches. With contributions from specialists in art history, literary studies and history, the volume also underscores the vitality of new research in this field and points the way to several new departures in the field of Reformation and Renaissance studies.

Religious Education in a Plural Secularised Society A Paradigm Shift

This book brings several distinguished authors in the field of religious education together to reflect on this paradigm shift. The book is divided into two parts.

Religious Education in a Plural  Secularised Society  A Paradigm Shift

Many European societies are characterised by increasing forms of secularisation and religious diversity. This results in a paradigm shift with regard to religious education. For a long time, the main aim of religious education was, clearly, to educate children in their own religious tradition. Today, the aims of religious education are much broader: contributing to pupils’ general education (Allgemeinbildung) and preparing them for participation as a citizen in the future, multicultural society. As a result, the following question arises in many countries: how can ‘teaching into religion’ be transformed into or complemented by ‘learning about’ and ‘learning from (the study of) religions’? This book brings several distinguished authors in the field of religious education together to reflect on this paradigm shift. The book is divided into two parts. The first part is rather descriptive and gives an informative and up to date overview of the different discussions about religious education in several European countries. The second part is a normative reflection on the question of how religious education should be organised in plural secularised societies. “This book is very important for the discussion about religious education. Its comparative approach combined with the interdisciplinary dialogue between the different schools in the field of religious education, make this book highly recommendable for everyone who is interested in the state of the art and the future of religious education in Europe.” Didier Pollefeyt, full professor in theology and religious education at the Catholic University of Leuven

The Education of a Christian Woman

From childhood through adolescence to marriage and widowhood, this manual offers practical advice as well as philosophical meditation and was recognized soon after publication in 1524 as the most authoritative pronouncement on the universal ...

The Education of a Christian Woman

"From meetings and conversation with men, love affairs arise. In the midst of pleasures, banquets, dances, laughter, and self-indulgence, Venus and her son Cupid reign supreme. . . . Poor young girl, if you emerge from these encounters a captive prey! How much better it would have been to remain at home or to have broken a leg of the body rather than of the mind!" So wrote the sixteenth-century Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives in a famous work dedicated to Henry VIII's daughter, Princess Mary, but intended for a wider audience interested in the education of women. Praised by Erasmus and Thomas More, Vives advocated education for all women, regardless of social class and ability. From childhood through adolescence to marriage and widowhood, this manual offers practical advice as well as philosophical meditation and was recognized soon after publication in 1524 as the most authoritative pronouncement on the universal education of women. Arguing that women were intellectually equal if not superior to men, Vives stressed intellectual companionship in marriage over procreation, and moved beyond the private sphere to show how women's progress was essential for the good of society and state.

Renewing Minds

Renewing Minds encourages readers to better serve God, the church, and society by taking part in or supporting Christian higher education.

Renewing Minds

Renewing Minds encourages readers to better serve God, the church, and society by taking part in or supporting Christian higher education.

Christian Education

This volume features the expertise of 25 evangelical scholars of Christian education, including diverse, next-generation voices in the field.

Christian Education

This introductory textbook solidly situates Christian education in the church and ministry context of the 21st century. With over 20 years of ministry, teaching, and leadership experience, Freddy Cardoza is uniquely qualified to bring together a wide range of Christian educators. This volume features the expertise of 25 evangelical scholars of Christian education, including diverse, next-generation voices in the field. It provides balanced biblical-theological and practical perspectives for church and parachurch leaders, equipping them to meet the ever-changing needs of our world. Additional resources for professors and students are available through Textbook eSources.

Christian Education for Postconventionality

Hyun-Sook proposes a postconventional Christian identity that allows a personality to secure Christian continuity and consistency in a highly differentiated and individualized society, and allows genuine dialogue with others in a culturally ...

Christian Education for Postconventionality

"In the 21st century world, people in the church as well as in the society at large confront rapid changes brought about by modernization, such as individualization, structural differentiation and cultural pluralism, all of which have positive and negative aspects. Traditional values and norms no longer serve Christian adults in this situation where they are challenged to achieve the capacity to integrate multiple demands from different life spheres into internalized principles, in other words, to form an identity. In the midst of conflicting situations, Christians are required to have constancy of the self as Christians, despite environmental changes and individual growth, and at the same time to have genuine dialogue with other religious and cultural perspectives. Hyun-Sook proposes a postconventional Christian identity that allows a personality to secure Christian continuity and consistency in a highly differentiated and individualized society, and allows genuine dialogue with others in a culturally and religiously pluralistic society. This postconventional Christian identity is based on relationality, equality and openness, principles drawn from the correlation of Habermas' theory of communicative action and Moltmann's Doctrine of the Trinity. In order to achieve this alternative identity, Kim proposes a postconventional conversational education, which aims at providing an ideal educational situation in which participants are provided with equal opportunities to participate in communication without coercion, to speak and listen with openness to different claims, and to exercise mutuality and relationality as they seek to understand and take the role of others."--BOOK JACKET.

Christian Faith Formation and Education

This book discusses the relationship between faith, formation and education. Rooted in a variety of discourses, the book offers original insights into the education and formation of the human person, both theoretical and practical.

Christian Faith  Formation and Education

This book discusses the relationship between faith, formation and education. Rooted in a variety of discourses, the book offers original insights into the education and formation of the human person, both theoretical and practical. Issues are considered within a context of contemporary tensions generated by an increasingly pluralist society with antipathy to religious faith, and debated from interdenominational Christian perspectives. Including chapters by an international team of experts, the volume demonstrates how Christian faith holds significance for educational practice and human development. It argues against the common assumption that there can be a neutral approach to education, whilst at the same time advocating a critical dimension to faith education. It brings fresh thinking about faith and formation, which demands attention given the fast-changing political, educational and socio-cultural forces of today. It will appeal to students and researchers involved in Christian educational practice.

The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education

A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested ...

The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education

A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested in the most important issues, trends, and developments in the relationship between Christianity and education. It offers a historical understanding of these two intertwined subjects with a view to creating a context for the myriad issues that characterize—and challenge—the relationship between Christianity and education today. Presented in three parts, the book starts with thought-provoking essays covering major issues in Christian education such as the movement away from God in American education; the Christian paradigm based on love and character vs. academic industrial models of American education; why religion is good for society, offenders, and prisons; the resurgence of vocational exploration and its integrative potential for higher education; and more. It then looks at Christianity and education around the globe—faith-based schooling in a pluralistic democracy; religious expectations in the Latino home; church-based and community-centered higher education; etc. The third part examines how humanity is determining the relationship between Christianity and education with chapters covering the use of Christian paradigm of living and learning; enrollment, student demographic, and capacity trends in Christian schools after the introduction of private schools; empirical studies on the perceptions of intellectual diversity at elite universities in the US; and more. Provides the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to gain a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Christianity and education and its place in contemporary society A long overdue assessment of the subject, one that takes into account the enormous changes in Christian education Presents a global consideration of the subject Examines Christian education across elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education will be of great interest to Christian educators in the academic world, the teaching profession, the ministry, and the college and graduate level student body.

First Report of the Ceylon Branch of the Christian Vernacular Education Society Including the operations formerly carried on by the Singhalese Tract Society

Christian Vernacular Education Society. Ceylon Branch. REPORT . The
Prospectus issued last y car stated , that the CIRISTIAN VERNACULAR
EDUCATION SOCIETY was established in 1859 , by Christians of all evangelical
denominations ...

First Report of the Ceylon Branch of the Christian Vernacular Education Society  Including the operations formerly carried on by the Singhalese Tract Society


Christian Family and Contemporary Society

19 See comparative research of the aims, contents and methodology of Religious
Education in the European Union: D. Hanesová, Náboženská výchova v
Európskej únii (Banská Bystrica: PF UMB, 2006); D. Hanesová, “Religious
Education in ...

Christian Family and Contemporary Society

This collection of essays integrates a broad spectrum of geographical, denominational, and interdisciplinary perspectives, and analyses the relationship between family and religion in its various contexts, both historical and contemporary. Divided into four key parts, the contributors address first the biblical and patristic background of the family construct, while the second part reveals denominational and ecumenical perspectives on marriage and the family. The third part sketches a sociological profile of the family in some European countries and addresses pastoral and sacramental issues connected with it. The final part places the Christian family in the context of contemporary society.

Education Religion and Society

This volume brings together international scholars to honour the contributions of Professor John Hull to the field of religious education and practical theology, exploring and discussing the debates and issues of a variety of important ...

Education  Religion and Society

Education, Religion and Society celebrates the career of Professor John Hull, a leading figure in the transformation of religious education in English and Welsh schools, and co-founder of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values. He has also made major contributions to the theology of disability and the theological critique of the 'money culture'. Leading international scholars join together to offer a critical appreciation of his contribution to religious education and practical theology, and explore the continuing debate about the role of religious education in promoting international understanding, intercultural education and human rights. The contributors also deal with indoctrination, racism and relationship in Christian religious issues, and examine aspects of the theology of social exclusion and disability. This unique book includes a complete list of John Hull's writings up to the beginning of 2005 providing both an excellent introduction to contemporary issues of religious education in the West, and the most complete critical account yet of his work.

Principles and Practices of Christian Education

In this book Christian education students learn that the work for which they prepare is a partnership with God to transform people.

Principles and Practices of Christian Education

Principles and Practices of Christian Education shows teachers how they can use two important principles that stand behind all evangelical practices to make their education program stand out from all the others in its nurture of students. First, evangelical Christian education recognizes the need for conversion-personal and corporate transformation that reconnects people to their Creator. Second, evangelical Christian education strives for connection-making contact with people as unique individuals who live in a particular society and who need to know more about scripture. In this book Christian education students learn that the work for which they prepare is a partnership with God to transform people. Their central task is worship, but through it and other activities they lead others to faith, commitment, and transformation of communities.

Report of the Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor of Ireland

Or , how should these men be able to educate others , who themselves are
destitute of the first and most essential part of education - - Christian charity .
Having thus , my Lords , contributed to strip this association of its pretences , and
left it to ...

Report of the Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor of Ireland


Let No One Despise You

Paul wrote to Timothy instructing him to not be despised for his youth.

Let No One Despise You

Paul wrote to Timothy instructing him to not be despised for his youth. But isn’t that at least a little like what the church does to its youth today? Perhaps the church does not despise its youth, but isn’t it at least a little dismissive of them? Instead of being integrated into the body of the church, youth are being entertained and occupied. What happens when they become young adults? The church has not prepared the next generation of Christians for their emerging adulthood years. Millennials and Gen Zers should be stepping into greater leadership and service roles in the church but are instead walking away from it altogether. Those who remain have been ill-prepared to endure in a post-Christendom society. There is a simple three-part message young adult Christians need to hear: Youth is no obstacle to Christ; the world is an enemy of God; and the best way to respond to this world is love. This message encourages young adults to commit to following Jesus now, prepares them for pushback they may face because of it, and instructs them on essential and practical ways to live in light of this hostility.

Introducing Christian Education

" --Karen L. Estep, Christian Education Journal "An important resource for an introductory survey course on Christian education. . . . I also recommend this book to churches for use in their training of teachers within their congregation.

Introducing Christian Education

Building on the success of his 1992 collection Foundations of Ministry (over 17,000 sold), Michael Anthony offers Introducing Christian Education to fill the need in the C.E. curriculum for an introductory foundations textbook--one that provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in C.E.--for college and seminary use. Thirty-one chapters are offered under the following sections: 1) Foundations of C.E.; 2) Developmental Perspectives of C.E.; 3) Educational Implications of C.E.; 4) Organization, Administration, and Leadership; 5) C.E. Applied to the Family; and 6) Specialized Ministries. Contributors include Robert Pazmiño, Jim Wilhoit, Julie Gorman, Klaus Issler, and Ted Ward. FROM THE FOREWORD BY LESTER C. BLANK JR. Introducing Christian Education will become a major resource text for church leaders and Christian education leaders who are professors of Christian education. It will be a valuable resource in my personal library. The desired outcome will be Psalm 78:72: "He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands."

The American and Foreign Christian Union

It is one of the saddest as well as one of the silliest mistakes of our age , that the
few may be safely overlooked , and for all that is great and good and wise and
just in the action of the State or of society , reliance must be placed on the many ...

The American and Foreign Christian Union