Religious Education And American Democracy by Walter Scott AthearnReligious Education And American Democracy by Walter Scott Athearn

Religious Education And American Democracy

byWalter Scott Athearn

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... FOREWORD President Wilson says we must make the world safe for democracy. The safety of democracy demands intelligence and godliness. The present world war will have been waged in vain if it hands democracy over to an ignorant and godless people. A democratic people must be able to think clearly and act righteously. The world will never be safe for democracy until intelligence and godliness are the common possessions of the whole human race. Democracies must learn how to make secular and religious education efficient and universal. The first chapter in this volume outlines the great system of public schools which the state is building in order that the masses of the people may have the grade of intelligence demanded for citizenship in a democracy. It also sketches the outline of a system of schools which I believe the church must build if the intelligence of the people is to be coupled with godliness. The succeeding chapters discuss in detail the problems involved in the realization of the proposed system of church schools for the American people. Three definite things have been attempted: (1) The development of a constructive program of religious education for the American people. (2) The critical analysis of existing organizations, agencies and institutions with a view to determining our present educational assets and liabilities. (3) A survey of the available literature on the various problems involved in a nation-wide program of religious education. Over six hundred titles, carefully selected and classified, appear through the book. The reference lists are placed in close connection with the subject matter to which they refer. The problem of the book is the organization of religious education in the American democracy. For this reason only problems of...
Title:Religious Education And American DemocracyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217749429

ISBN - 13:9780217749428