History of Christian Education: Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Perspectives / Edition 1

History of Christian Education: Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Perspectives / Edition 1

by John L. Elias
     
 

ISBN-10: 1575241501

ISBN-13: 9781575241500

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

Elias (religion and education, Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education) details major developments in the history of Christian education, offering a context for understanding present-day educational efforts among Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Orthodox Christians. He examines the ideas of thinkers who have influenced how Christians

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Elias (religion and education, Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education) details major developments in the history of Christian education, offering a context for understanding present-day educational efforts among Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Orthodox Christians. He examines the ideas of thinkers who have influenced how Christians transmit their faith to both children and adults, and shows how historical events and intellectual movements have impacted the content of Christian education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575241500
Publisher:
Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Faith in Writingix
Prefacexi
The Authorxv
1.Foundations of Christian Education1
The Classical Heritage of Greece and Rome2
The Jewish Heritage6
Jesus as Teacher12
Education in the Apostolic Church15
Christianity and the Classical Paideia22
Summary32
2.Medieval Christian Education33
Christian Education in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries34
Augustine of Hippo and Christian Education38
Christian Education from the Sixth to the Eighth Century44
The Carolingian Renaissance: The Ninth and Tenth Centuries49
The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century52
The Thirteenth Century: Scholasticism57
Summary65
3.Christian Renaissance Humanism: 1320 to 160066
The Italian Renaissance and Humanist Education69
The Northern Renaissance: Christian Humanism in England78
The Reformation and Protestant Humanism85
Summary94
4.The Emergence of Catholic and Protestant Education: Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries96
Developments in Catholic Education97
Educational Reforms of the Council of Trent97
Jesuit Education99
Catholic Religious Teaching Orders in Seventeenth-Century France104
Developments in Protestant Education109
Lutheranism and Pietism in Germany109
Developments in France113
Developments in Great Britain: Anglicans and Nonconformists114
The Beginnings of Education in Colonial America120
First Challenges to Christian Humanism124
Summary126
5.The Enlightenment and Christian Education127
The Enlightenment and Religion130
The Enlightenment and Education133
Christian Education and Emerging National Systems of Education145
The Enlightenment and Education in the United States150
Summary157
6.Protestant Education in the United States: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries158
Evangelical Christian Education in the Great Awakenings160
The Rise of Religious Education: Liberal Protestantism167
The Challenge of Protestant Neoorthodoxy: Christian Education171
Theological Pluralism and Protestant Religious Education175
Faith Community or Socialization Approaches176
Faith Development Theory178
Liberation Approaches179
Evangelical Christian Education181
Feminist Religious Education183
Protestantism and American Higher Education184
Summary190
7.Catholic Education in the United States: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries191
Catholic Responses to Englightenment and Liberalism193
Newman's Idea of a Catholic University194
Encyclical Letter of Pius XI195
The Montessori Method199
Neo-Thomistic Educational Theory200
Contemporary Catholic Education205
Vatican II and Catholic Education206
The Catechetical Movement209
Identity and Mission of Catholic Colleges216
Summary222
8.Orthodox Christian Education223
Beginnings of Orthodox Education: Pre-Constantinian Era224
Education in the Byzantine Empire226
Inner Learning: Theological and Mystical227
Outer Learning: Classical Liberal Education231
Orthodox Education after Byzantium236
Renewal of Orthodoxy in Russian Orthodoxy238
Orthodox Education in North America241
Theoretical Approaches to Orthodox Education243
Summary253
Epilogue255
References261
Index of Principal Names275
Index of Principal Subjects281

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