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Educating for Life: Reflections on Christian Teaching and Learning

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Few people have influenced the development of Christian schools in the Reformed tradition in North America and around the world as much as Nicholas Wolterstorff. This book draws together the world-renowned Christian philosopher's thoughts and reflections on Christian education over the last three decades. As a tribute to his contributions, Calvin College education professors Gloria Goris Stronks and Clarence W. Joldersma have organized a broad array of writings and unpublished speeches into a cohesive volume. The...
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Overview

Few people have influenced the development of Christian schools in the Reformed tradition in North America and around the world as much as Nicholas Wolterstorff. This book draws together the world-renowned Christian philosopher's thoughts and reflections on Christian education over the last three decades. As a tribute to his contributions, Calvin College education professors Gloria Goris Stronks and Clarence W. Joldersma have organized a broad array of writings and unpublished speeches into a cohesive volume. The guiding principle in making selections was the inclusion of pieces that speak to people who struggle with what makes education truly Christian.
Wolterstorff's writings on education are divided into four sections. In the first section, he discusses the nature of Christian education. The second section finds Wolterstorff examining criticisms of Christian education. The third section offers his observations on Christian learning within a pluralistic society. Finally, in the fourth section, he looks at some of the goals of Christian education. Of interest to many as a significant development in his maturing thought is the ever increasing role that justice should play in Christian education.
Educating for Life portrays Wolterstorff's evolving thinking on education while paying tribute to him as one of the premier Christian philosophers of our day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801024795
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, longtime professor of philosophy at Calvin College, is Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books, including Educating for Responsible Action. Gloria Goris Stronks and Clarence W. Joldersma are professors in the education department at Calvin College.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Part 1 The Nature of Christian Education
1 Curriculum: By What Standard? 17
2 Crucial Curriculum Concerns 32
3 A Return to Basic Christian Education 49
4 Between Isolation and Accommodation 58
5 Beyond 1984 in Philosophy of Christian Education 63
6 The School as Educative Agent 84
7 Teaching for Tomorrow Today 91
Part 2 Challenges and Objections to Christian Education
8 Christ Is Lord 147
9 The Christian School and Its Contemporary Challenges 156
10 Looking to the Eighties: Do Christian Schools Have a Future? 173
Part 3 Christian Education in a Pluralistic Society
11 Religion and the Schools 185
12 Human Rights in Education: The Rights of Parents 211
13 The Schools We Deserve 226
Part 4 Educating for Shalom
14 Task and Invitation 253
15 Teaching for Gratitude 265
16 Teaching for Justice 274
Notes 285
Bibliography 289
Index 291
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