A HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Perspectives

Author(s)

Elias, John L.

 

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2002

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

301

1-57524-150-1

C

$45

Description

Reviews

A History of Christian Education details major developments in the history of Christian education. It offers a context for understanding present-day educational efforts among Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Orthodox Christians. This history presents the major thinkers and practitioners who have influenced how Christians transmit their faith to both children and adults. It also shows how major historical events and intellectual movements have impacted the shape and content of Christian education.

"The writing of Elias' book is clear, the indexes are valuable, the table of contents comprehensive and the scholarship wide-ranging. We are indebted to the author for the large amount of information that he has condensed into it. His skill is shown in both his inclusiveness (no serious contributor seems to be omitted) and in the balance of space he offers to the various characters who walk across his stage. The book deserves a place in the library of any university that takes Christian education seriously." -- William K. Kay, Journal of Christian Education, Vol.45, No.1, 2002

"I found this volume very helpful for its careful but succinct treatment of the various individuals and movements with which it deals. It is particularly good to have the chapter on Orthodox Christian education and such a detailed Bibliography." -- John Shortt, Journal of Education and Christian Belief, October 2002

"Elias understands and describes the tensions which shaped, and continue to shape, Christian education from the ancient world to the 21st century…While this book was written for undergraduates, congregations could use it to reflect on their educational assumptions, giving leaders a "short course" in the history of the idea of Christian education. Or masters or doctoral candidates in Christian education might read this book as a reliable map to orient them to the intellectual topography that lies before them." -- Dana Wright, Princeton Seminary Bulletin, Vol. XXIII, Number 3, 2002

"… this publication should be commended. I imagine that any student taking a course on the history of church education would be delighted to have access to it, and their teachers will be equally pleased with its well-chosen quotations and full references and indices." -- Jeff Astley, International Journal of Education and Religion, Vol. III, Number 2

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