Title Nurturing the Spirit: Faith Education Within Australian Catholicism
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Australia Collins Dove 1991
1863710175 / 9781863710176
Seller ID 056409
167 indexed pages. Education is such a vital aspect of Christian Life that it requires ongoing reflection. In Nurturing the Spirit: Faith Education within Australian Catholicism, Michael Trainor explores the nature of faith education and the Australian context for such education. Faith educators are charged with the role of communicating the Christian Tradition. Nurturing the Spirit examines the social and cultural context for faith education today which involves identifying some of the questions that contemporary society raises tor educators. These questions range from ethical and political issues to questions that are exclusive to the church, for example about ministry and ecumenism. Michael Trainor focuses on the Australian tradition of faith education with an historical overview of the growth of Catholic education in Australia and an analysis of the methodologies that inform the process of faith education. This is a book for all Christians who are interested in the role faith education plays in the Christian community. lt is a book for people who are interested in the catechetical and educational debates which surface within the Christian community; and it is a book for people who are interested in developing an approach to faith education which is indigenous to Australia. This book will help bury the myth that ‘teaching is telling’, and whatever helps us to ask better questions is a major contribution to religious educators throughout the world. There is a black mark across the lower edges.