A Theology for Christian Education

A Theology for Christian Education

By James R. Estep, Jr.; Michael J. Anthony; Gregg R. Allison

B&H Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780805444575, 316pp.

Publication Date: September 2008

What is "Christian" about Christian education; how is it different from on-Christian education? "A Theology for Christian Education "examines this question in depth and argues that the doctrines of systematic theology should drive the content, purpose, and methods of the educational program of the c hurch. The book states:

"Christian education is distinct from other kinds of education in that its aim is the transformation of the whole person into the likeness of Christ (Col. 1:28). Christian education is the process of accomplishing this aim."

"A Theology for Christian Education "dedicates chapters to examining particular doctrines and their implications for Christian education. It is the only serious academic text to offer a systematic presentation of the intersection of theology and Christian education from a conservative evangelical perspective.

About the Author
James R. Estep is professor of Christian Education at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois.

Michael J. Anthony is associate provost and professor of Christian education at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He holds doctoral degrees in both educational administration and developmental psychology.

Allison is an associate professor of theology and church history at Western Seminary in Portland.