CONVERSATIONS WITH CHILDREN by Edith F. Hunter

CONVERSATIONS WITH CHILDREN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mrs. Hunter has been collecting ""Conversations"" for some years, and has brought them to the scrutiny of the Curriculum Committee of the Council of Liberal Churches, and to assorted friends, so that she might draw the best fifty together in a form which would be useful to those leaing with children in the six-to-ten year old group, who have to do with the generally religious interpretations of experience to these youngsters. The Conversations ask questions which lead to some answers, some information and yet other questions. There is little longer that teachers, parents and counsellors of children will, after absorbing Conversations give answers or interpretations from dogmatic presuppositions. Indeed, the book could be used equally well by Gentile or Jewish liberals, or by leaders who, for practical or personal reasons, wish to avoid the information of dogmatic or revealed religion. Even teachers who accept without dilution the conclusions of the conservative denominations will find this book a goldmine of information, and a very helpful and suggestive approach to the method of teaching through conversation. They may be troubled by the treatment of miracle, and revelation, and by the fact the ""science"" is permitted dogmas while ""religion"" is not.

Pub Date: Feb. 9th, 1962
Publisher: Beacon Press