This book opens with a debate regarding the nature of learning as a religious phenomenon. The relationship between faith and knowledge is the basis for a
number of contributions to this work. A discussion on interpretations of learning, followed by the implications for the individual and the nature and role of the individual in the debate, can also be found in this text. Finally, a series of authors examine various analyses and interpretations of societal issues. The last chapter is a contribution from an academic theologian who reviews the volume and identifies a possible agenda for future debate.
"This book makes a fresh addition. While adult education has developed its own set of values along the way, these writers give the field a distinctly religious viewpoint. As such it contributes to the larger issue of faith and knowledge, theology and education." -- Jim Walter,
Southwestern Journal of Theology. "The volume provides insight and guidance into the process of educating adults and challenges the educator to examine the premises and assumptions upon which his/her practice is based." -- Paul Flexner, Jewish Education Service of North America, March/April 94. "This volume represents a significant contribution to a much overdue theology of education..." -- Roger Spiller, British Journal of Theological Education, Summer 1993.