Caring for the Commonweal: Education for Religious and Public Life

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Mercer University Press, 1990 - Religion - 262 pages
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A tribute to the work of Robert Wood Lynn, who served as professor of religion and education at Union Theological Seminary, dean of Auburn Theological Seminary, and vice president of the Lilly Endowment, specializing in religion. The volume explores three themes that are interwoven in Lynn's work--religion, education, and public life. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Introduction A Forum on Paideia
1
The Public as a Problem
11
Changing Contexts of ChurchState Relations in America 18801920
23
Reconstituting Paideia in Public Education
63
Reflections on Theological Education
93
On the Religious Education of American Rabbis
111
The Tragic Dilemma of Church Education
131
A Spirituality of Public Life
147
Education for Leadership
165
Protestantisms First Great Cause
183
Public Happiness and Higher Education
227
The Education of Robert Lynn
251
Contributors
261
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Wheeler is President of Auburn Theological Seminary, New York City. She is a consultant in evaluation and theological education research for the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and for the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

James W. (Jim) Fowler was born in Reidsville, North Carolina, on October 12, 1940, the son of a Methodist minister. Fowler received a B.A. from Duke University in 1962, a B.D. from Drew Theological Seminary in 1965, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1971. Fowler is the author of To See the Kingdom: The Theological Vision of H. Richard Niebur. He has also written several books on faith development, including Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian: Adult Development and Christian Faith; Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning; and Faithful Change: The Personal and Public Challenges of Postmodern Life. He has contributed to numerous other books, and is co-author of Life Maps: Conversations on the Journey of Faith; Trajectories in Faith: Five Life Stories; and Toward Moral and Religious Maturity. Faith development, an area Fowler became interested in early in his career, has become a central focus not only in his writing, but in his research and teaching. He taught at Harvard Divinity School and Boston College before moving to Emory University, in Atlanta, where he is the director of the Center for Faith Development.

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