ERIC Number: ED023045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A Survey of the Use of Theological Terminology with Reference to Jesus Christ in Selected Church School Curricula for Adults.
Hubbard, Helen Kathryn
Purposes of this study were to determine the Christological emphasis in selected adult church curricula for the years 1942, 1952, and 1962 regarding the person, mission, resurrection, and second advent of Christ; and to assess the influence of the theological renaissance on these curricula. Materials were those of the American Baptist Convention, Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ), M ethodist Church, and United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Belief concerning Christ's resurrection was the strongest and most consistent doctrine in all the lessons. Theories on Christ's person and mission were varied, most obviously so between 1942 and 1952. The second advent was hardly mentioned in 1942 and 1952 but received much attention in 1962. The theological renaissance has evidently influenced all four lesson series, most noticeably the Methodist and Presbyterian materials. Particularly in 1962, the materials for leaders and pupils showed the effects of this ferment in terminology, a stronger theological and Christological emphasis, more questions and open discussion on the person and work of Christ, and a new emphasis on the second advent. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Church Programs, Course Content, Doctoral Dissertations, History, Instructional Materials, Lay People, Protestants, Religious Education, Surveys, Vocabulary
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 66-13,485, MF $3.05, Xerography $10.60).
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Identifiers: American Baptist Convention; Disciples of Christ; Methodist Church; United Presbyterian Church
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.