THE CHURCH AND SECULAR EDUCATION by Lewis Bliss Whittemore

THE CHURCH AND SECULAR EDUCATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Whittemore, the retired Episcopal Bishop of Western Michigan, is not one to be content with lamenting the secularization of modern education, which he insists is failing to educate people for living. He feels strongly that the Church has largely abdicated from her responsibility in this field, and should at once recapture the leavening influence so largely lost with the separation of Church and State. Briefly, his proposal is that the Churches be granted one full day a week in which to teach the humanities, history, philosophy, literature, from the Christian viewpoint, this teaching to be done by qualified teachers in appropriate educational buildings, built and maintained by all churches in the community as a joint enterprise. This is a provocative book, sure to stimulate wide discussion, and should be read by all those who are concerned with this problem, feeling that it is imperative that something be done to bridge the gap between learning to make a living and living a life.

Pub Date: Feb. 11th, 1960
ISBN: 031320540X
Publisher: Seabury Press