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Christian Faith, Formation and Education

Editors: Stuart-Buttle, Ros, Shortt, John (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the interrelationship and interface between the foundational concepts of faith, identity formation and educationLinks deeply to educational practice to emphasise the real implications on schools
  • Reflects on the international dimension of the debate across the English speaking world and highlights the current lack of relevant research
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About this book

This book discusses the relationship between faith, formation and education. Rooted in a variety of discourses, the book offers original insights into the education and formation of the human person, both theoretical and practical. Issues are considered within a context of contemporary tensions generated by an increasingly pluralist society with antipathy to religious faith, and debated from interdenominational Christian perspectives. Including chapters by an international team of experts, the volume demonstrates how Christian faith holds significance for educational practice and human development.  It argues against the common assumption that there can be a neutral approach to education, whilst at the same time advocating a critical dimension to faith education. It brings fresh thinking about faith and formation, which demands attention given the fast-changing political, educational and socio-cultural forces of today. It will appeal to students and researchers involved in Christian educational practice. 

About the authors

Ros Stuart-Buttle is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Education and Director of the Centre for Christian Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK. She is author of Virtual Theology, Faith and Adult Education: An Interruptive Pedagogy.
John Shortt is Professorial Fellow in Christian Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is co-author of The Bible and the Task of Teaching and author of Bible-Shaped Teaching.

Reviews

“An inspiring vision of education that connects individual flourishing and serving the common good with, strikingly, an overarching humility before Otherness.” (Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

“This collection serves as a welcome reminder of the important, perhaps life-changing, perspective that the Christian tradition brings to the discussion.” (Revd Canon Professor Kenneth G C Newport, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Dean of Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK)

“The formation of the person is an urgent matter for educators who reflect on the role of faith in education. Young persons, on the one hand, should be nurtured to become authentic, critical and faithful believers. On the other hand, they also need to be supported and encouraged for engagement with today’s society. This volume gives us an exciting variety of insight, very helpful for the academic discourse and for further research.” (Professor Bram de Muynck, Driestar Christian University Gouda, Theological University Apeldoorn, Netherlands)

“This is an edited collection that deserves careful reading, study and reflection and will be an important academic resource for students and academics and all those with an interest in Christian faith, formation and education.” (Professor Stephen McKinney, Leader of Creativity, Culture and Faith, School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stuart-Buttle, Ros (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • The Naming of Parts: Faith, Formation, Development and Education

    Astley, Jeff

    Pages 13-27

  • Is Talk of ‘Christian Education’ Meaningful?

    Shortt, John

    Pages 29-44

  • The Christian University and an Anthropology for Adulthood

    D’Souza, Mario

    Pages 45-60

  • The Faith-Full Intellect: Catholic Traditions and Instincts About the Human Person and Their Significance for Teaching and Learning

    Watkins, Clare

    Pages 61-78

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62803-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62802-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christian Faith, Formation and Education
Editors
  • Ros Stuart-Buttle
  • John Shortt
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62803-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62803-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62802-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 253
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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