A GREATER GENERATION by Brnest M. Ligon
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A GREATER GENERATION

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The title gives no indication of the nature of this interesting and significant contribution to the field of religious education. The author writes out of extensive practical experience in the Union College Character Research Project, the goals and methods of which are set forth in this book. This project proceeds on the assumption that character is not formed by the accidents of circumstance but is subject to quite different psychological laws which can be scientifcally studied and scientifically applied. He then describes the traits of character which are capable of development at each age level, and the experiments which have been made in such character education in churches in Schenoctady and Albany. While the book will be of interest to all psychologists and other teachers concerned with character education, religious educators should have an especial interest in it, since the author is convinced that religion should be one of the determining factors in character education. However, only those in this field who are interested in ""advanced"" ideas and ready for radical experimentation will be willing to accept the author's presuppositions and conclusions.

Pub Date: June 15th, 1948
Publisher: Macmillan