Christian Education is now professionalized to a level unthinkable to the pioneers in the field. This article traces the development of 20th-century evangelical Christian Education from three perspectives: major evangelical educators; key publishers and their books; and the major academic institutions training Christian Education specialists.
Most Americans are unaware that for centuries religious education has been part of the public school curriculum in England and Wales. This article attempts to provide a historical and contemporary overview of church responses and policies toward such school-based religious education. It reveals how locally developed agreed syllabi were influenced by the main church bodies in England--and discusses the impact associations of evangelical churches. Implications are drawn for Christian and religious education in America.