Churches and Education

Ludlow, M., Methuen, C. and Spicer, A. (Eds.) (2019) Churches and Education. Series: Studies in church history. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108487085

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Studies in Church History 55 explores the theme ‘Churches and Education’. Christianity has always been involved in education, from the very earliest communities’ teaching of those about to be baptized, to present-day churches’ involvement in schools and higher education. Christianity has a core theological concern for teaching, discipleship and formation. However, the dissemination of Christian ideas and positions is not necessarily an explicitly didactic process. This volume reflects the long and complex history of the various relationships between churches and education. Under the presidency of Morwenna Ludlow (University of Exeter), it explores the multi-faceted ways in which churches have sought to educate, catechise and instruct and clergy and laity, adults and children, men and women, boys and girls. Educational projects have served not only to support but also to question or even to reconfi gure particular versions of the Christian message, and the recipients of education have also both received and subverted the teaching offered. This volume brings together the work of a wide range of scholars including Caroline Bowden (QMU London), Mark Chapman (Oxford), Sarah Hamilton (Exeter), Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe (Cambridge), and Lucy Pick (Chicago) to explore these and other questions relating to the churches and education.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Methuen, Professor Charlotte
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
L Education > LA History of education
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Copyright Holders:Ecclesiasitical History Society

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