A HARD LOOK AT ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION by John R. Fry

A HARD LOOK AT ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If you are trying to teach in a Christian setting, or have responsibility as Pastor of a Church or member of its religious education committee, or if you would just like a fresh approach to the whole field of adult education, here is a book you dare not miss. You won't be comfortable with it, but you will discover yourself challenged to do some honest thinking about certain concepts which formerly seemed unassailable. Dr. Fry makes no bones about his stand that Adult Christian Education as presently conceived and practiced is neither Christian nor education. If anything it shields the laity from any genuine experience with the Gospel. ""The opposite of ignorance is not knowledge, but faith"", says Dr. Fry, as he accuses the average Parish of historical reviews of ecclesiology, souped up with semi-group dynamics, and with no real concern about the ""future of grace"" which is open to all adult Christians under the power of the Holy Spirit. If you want to be at ease in Zion, this is not your book, but if you want Zion to have any meaning for our world, you had better read what Dr. Fry has so ably presented. He has some positive suggestions to make for correcting the situation, but the strength of the book is the analysis of the current impasse.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1961
Publisher: Westminster