Relational Christian Education: A theology and repertoire for teaching obedience to the commands of Christ

Full Title
Relational Christian Education: A theology and repertoire for teaching obedience to the commands of Christ
Author
Lawrence Cole
Abstract
How is the church to fulfill Christ's mandate to teach obedience to all he has commanded? From the Great Commission of Matt. 28:18-20 disciples are mandated to teach relational Christian education. Historically church leadership has been negligent in understanding this mandate. As derived from the Great Commandment in Matt. 22:35-40, Christian education is to teach obedience based on relations more than regulations. These relations originate from the Godhead's trinitarian relationships. Using James Fowler's faith development framework because of its relational qualities, a repertoire (program of action), rather than a taxonomy, was designed to provide relational goals for the teacher and learner.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Bruce P Powers
Language
English
Date
2009
Number of Pages
200