There has been a great deal written on the subject of Christian education, but this is the most thorough and up-to- date...

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THE TASK OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

There has been a great deal written on the subject of Christian education, but this is the most thorough and up-to- date book on the subject to appear. Professor Wyckoff states in his preface that he had two purposes in mind in this book. ""The first is to try to clear up some of the confusion that exists today in Christian educational theory and practice. The second is to provide a guide for Christian educators in getting acquainted with their task and carrying on."" He writes for Protestant Church school teachers, superintendents, directors of Christian education, ministers and others concerned with the problem or involved in the task. The first section of the book deals with the status of Christian education, outlining the re- appraisals that have taken place in recent years and their results. The author then plunges into a consideration of the objectives and methods under the heading, ""The Life in Christ"". Here he deals with the use of the Bible and the place of the Church in the educational psses. In the section ""The Transformation of Personality"" the psychology of religious experience is brought to bear on the subject. Finally, Wyckoff treats of the practical erns of curriculum, methods and techniques. A good basic book for Christian education of the liberal Protestant school.

Pub Date: March 14, 1955

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Publisher: Westminster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955