The problem of finding self-identity in the midst of the pressures and demands of modern culture is addressed in this book, with the aim of proposing a philosophy of pastoral care, of nurture and education drawn from Jesus himself. The paradox for the individual today is stated as being the fact that to be a contributing member of society, he is required to accept responsibility for his individuality. The Church is called to support him in his search for selfhood. Biblical Theology is taken as the ground for a pattern of Christian education suited to this purpose. The contribution of other disciplines, such as psychiatry, is also recognized. While the discussion here is orderly and balanced, the tendency to speak almost entirely in generalizations and abstractions may leave all but the academically minded bewildered, or at least, disappointed.