Christian Education

“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

Deut. 6:7

“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of… that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation”

2 Tim. 3:14,15

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Articles

1600’s

Baxter, Richard – ‘The Duties of Parents for their Children, where are Twenty Special Directions for their Education’  †1691  14 pp.  in A Christian Directory, vol. 4, ‘Christian Economics’, ch. 10, pp. 175-189

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1700’s

Gastrell, Francis – The Religious Education of Poor Children Recommended, In A Sermon…  in Promoting the Charity-Schools lately Erected in the Cities of London  1707  16 pp.

Gastrell was a reformed Anglican.

Mather, Cotton – A Discourse on the Good Education of Children  1708  13 pp.

Wake, William – The Excellency and Benefits of a Religious Education, a Sermon… at the… meeting of the children educated in the charity schools in and about the cities of London and Westminster  1715  38 pp.

Wake was an Anglican.

Witherspoon, John – Letters on Education  †1794  37 pp.

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1800’s

Dr. King of Glasgow – The Influence and Advantages of Presbyterianism, especially in reference to the Education of Youth, and the Extension of the Kingdom of Christ  1843, p. 63, 6 pages, an address, from the larger work by various authors, Commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Westminster Assembly of Divines: held at Edinburgh, Containing the Addresses and Conversations  Buy  158 pp.

Miller, Samuel

Religious Education of the Children of the Church  1833  p. 252, 18 pp.  Letter 14 from his Letters to Presbyterians on the Present Crisis of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 314 pp.

The Christian Education of Children and Youth  1840  33 pp.  bound with a Report on the Subject of Parochial [church-governed] Schools, by J.J. Janeway, 23 pages

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Contemporary

Beers, Gavin – Christian Education: 1. The Concept2. The Command, & 3. The Conflict  n.d.  about 12 paragraphs each

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Books

1500’s

Zwingli, Ulrich – The Christian Education of Youth  †1531  45 pp.

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1600’s

Comenius, Johann – School of Infancy, an Essay on the Education of Youth During the First Six Years  †1670  120 pp.  see especially ch. 10, pp. 70-79 on religious education

Comenius (1592-1670) was a Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologian.

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1700’s

Doddridge, Philip – Sermons on the Religious Education of Children  †1751  110 pp.

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I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.  One shall say, I am the Lord‘s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.”

Isa. 44:3-5

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Related Pages

Children and Youth