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

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575241500
  • Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Faith in Writing ix
Preface xi
The Author xv
1. Foundations of Christian Education 1
The Classical Heritage of Greece and Rome 2
The Jewish Heritage 6
Jesus as Teacher 12
Education in the Apostolic Church 15
Christianity and the Classical Paideia 22
Summary 32
2. Medieval Christian Education 33
Christian Education in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries 34
Augustine of Hippo and Christian Education 38
Christian Education from the Sixth to the Eighth Century 44
The Carolingian Renaissance: The Ninth and Tenth Centuries 49
The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century 52
The Thirteenth Century: Scholasticism 57
Summary 65
3. Christian Renaissance Humanism: 1320 to 1600 66
The Italian Renaissance and Humanist Education 69
The Northern Renaissance: Christian Humanism in England 78
The Reformation and Protestant Humanism 85
Summary 94
4. The Emergence of Catholic and Protestant Education: Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries 96
Developments in Catholic Education 97
Educational Reforms of the Council of Trent 97
Jesuit Education 99
Catholic Religious Teaching Orders in Seventeenth-Century France 104
Developments in Protestant Education 109
Lutheranism and Pietism in Germany 109
Developments in France 113
Developments in Great Britain: Anglicans and Nonconformists 114
The Beginnings of Education in Colonial America 120
First Challenges to Christian Humanism 124
Summary 126
5. The Enlightenment and Christian Education 127
The Enlightenment and Religion 130
The Enlightenment and Education 133
Christian Education and Emerging National Systems of Education 145
The Enlightenment and Education in the United States 150
Summary 157
6. Protestant Education in the United States: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 158
Evangelical Christian Education in the Great Awakenings 160
The Rise of Religious Education: Liberal Protestantism 167
The Challenge of Protestant Neoorthodoxy: Christian Education 171
Theological Pluralism and Protestant Religious Education 175
Faith Community or Socialization Approaches 176
Faith Development Theory 178
Liberation Approaches 179
Evangelical Christian Education 181
Feminist Religious Education 183
Protestantism and American Higher Education 184
Summary 190
7. Catholic Education in the United States: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 191
Catholic Responses to Englightenment and Liberalism 193
Newman's Idea of a Catholic University 194
Encyclical Letter of Pius XI 195
The Montessori Method 199
Neo-Thomistic Educational Theory 200
Contemporary Catholic Education 205
Vatican II and Catholic Education 206
The Catechetical Movement 209
Identity and Mission of Catholic Colleges 216
Summary 222
8. Orthodox Christian Education 223
Beginnings of Orthodox Education: Pre-Constantinian Era 224
Education in the Byzantine Empire 226
Inner Learning: Theological and Mystical 227
Outer Learning: Classical Liberal Education 231
Orthodox Education after Byzantium 236
Renewal of Orthodoxy in Russian Orthodoxy 238
Orthodox Education in North America 241
Theoretical Approaches to Orthodox Education 243
Summary 253
Epilogue 255
References 261
Index of Principal Names 275
Index of Principal Subjects 281
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