It has taken some time for the philosophy of Christian Education to catch up with the modern trends in theology. Most...

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THE GIFT OF POWER

It has taken some time for the philosophy of Christian Education to catch up with the modern trends in theology. Most Christian educators have been carrying on their work within the frame-work of liberal theology while ministers are being trained in a realistic theology which inculcates an entirely different outlook upon man and the world. Professor Sherrill of Union Theological Seminary is making a signal contribution to the development of a new philosophy of Christian education and this book is an outline of his thinking to date. His thesis is that the Christian religion can teach men how to receive an inner power to cope with the physical power that has been placed in our hands. To clarify his position he deals with three questions: (1)- Why is man so disturbed today?; (2)-In what way is the Christian religion relevant to his condition? and (3)- How can the educational work of the church also be made relevant? He writes out of the conviction that Christian education is dependent upon revelation and that the responsibility of the Christian community is the redemption of the human self as a whole. Professor Sherrill writes simply and clearly as he expresses this profound philosophy of Christian education. An important book for all interested in the educational work of the Christian Church.

Pub Date: Oct. 4, 1955

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1955