The "Hand-Me-Down" Philosophy: A Challenge to Uniqueness in Christian Education

From: Volume VIII, Issue 2: Winter 1988 Pages 33-40


This article explores the idea that religious education should be teaching primarily in attitudes, values, and beliefs through experiences, and should not be comprised solely of cognitive instruction. The author examines the a-historical problem confronting religious education, the close relationship between secular and religious education, and the impact of public schools on religious education. The article concludes by noting the ways in which Christian education is distinctive from secular education.



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