ERIC Number: EJ785597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 28
Christian Families, Educative Lenses, and Incarnational Roots
Parmach, Robert J.
Religious Education, v103 n1 p62-83 Jan 2008
The Christian family is a deeply rooted theological way of being in the world with others. It is a functional domain from where initial and life-long lessons emerge. In rich ways, it helps foster human identity, development, ethical formation, autonomy, and communal responsibility amid a greater understanding of Christ's actualizing presence in the daily rhythms of life. The author presents the notion of family as "incarnationally" rooted in Christ's humanity and as an educative lens into better living the Gospel with others. The focus is on today's Christian families with young children and the implications for the religious education of these families within the rich tradition of the Church as a human organization.
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Religious Education, Christianity, Family Environment, Young Children, Child Rearing, Hermeneutics, Spiritual Development, Teaching Methods
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