Will Our Children Have Faith?
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About "Will Our Children Have Faith?"
Originally written in 1976, revised in 2000, and translated in six languages, this classic critique of Christian education is newly revised and expanded and includes Westerhoff's overview and perspective on the state of Christian education over the past forty years-plus his role in that history. According to Westerhoff, instead of guiding faith formation within the family, the church, and the school, we relegate religious education to Sunday morning classes. There, children learn the facts about religion, but how will they learn or experience faith? How can we nourish and nurture the faith of children, instead of only teaching the facts?
Meet the Author
Westerhoff was Professor of Theology and Christian Nurture at Duke University Divinity School for 20 years, and is now founding director of the Institute for Pastoral Studies at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA.