THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION OF THE CHURCH by Robert J. avighurst

THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION OF THE CHURCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author begins with the premise that the Church is an educational institution, whose approach to education tends to be more informal than formal, concerned more the affective than the intellectual. The major problem for religious education is that of combining the affective and the intellectual in such a way that they support each other. Five chapter headings indicate the scope of the book: The Church Educative Institution: What and How it Reaches: The Church and the Human Life The Church and Moral Character: The Church and Brotherhood in the Metropolitan ; The Church and World Brotherhood. The author has written considerably in sociology, and his background as a sociologist gives a scope and realism view of Christian education not always found in the writings of those versed inclusively in the field. The organization is clear; the style direct and readable. should be a very useful volume for readers interested in taking a fresh look at Church's educational enterprises.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1965
Publisher: Westminster