The Classic Guide for Educators of Any Denomination
What mission calls us to teach? How do societal issues-socialoppression, poverty, politics-affect what we teach, how we teachit, and how people learn? Who are our students? What and when arethey ready to learn? Once we understand these foundations, how canwe facilitate an educational experience that has the power to shapeand transform people and communities in life-giving ways offaith?
In this classic text, Thomas Groome asks and answers these centralquestions, providing a comprehensive integration of the history,theory, and practice of modern religious education for a newgeneration of educators. His self-reflective approach-sharedpraxis-will inspire school teachers, students of religiouseducation, pastors, parents, and religious educators in localchurches who want to understand themselves, their mission, andtheir surroundings-to inform, form, and transform their students'lives.
"Anyone tugged by the calling at the heart of education orreligious life can only cheer for the republication of this classicbook."-Robert Kegan, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Whether returning Christian Religious Education or reading it forthe first time, readers will discover freshness leaping from thepage; you will soon know why this formative book of the past is abeacon for the future-informative, inspiring, and wise!"-MaryElizabeth Moore, professor of theology and Christian education,Claremont School of Theology