The Administration of an Institutional Church; A Detailed Account of the Operation of St. George's Parish in the City of New York

The Administration of an Institutional Church; A Detailed Account of the Operation of St. George's Parish in the City of New York

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...thinking for themselves. The Gospel narrative and its application to present-day living, its relation to modern life, what working-rules of conduct can be drawn from the lesson incidents, are discussed, leading often to astonishing difference in point of view, but usually to awakened interest and some enthusiasm. Taking Christianity as something for individual investigation, as a new thing and not as a matter of course, the boys ask questions for themselves. Some of them do outside reading. Christ's attitude towards work, wealth, sin, His life and its application to theirs; numerous questions of this nature are suggested by the lesson passages to the boys themselves. An incident in the lesson passage, if given in another Gospel, is looked up, not infrequently outside the class, and commented upon. My own work is little enough, beyond explanations of local manners, customs, and historical points, to make the Judaic setting less strange. Practically, the boys run the class, think and work for themselves. The result, while always crude, is not always wholly unsatisfactory. Miss T, who has a class of girls of eighteen to nineteen years of age, reported: When the time came to choose a course of study for my Bible class this year, I found that the girls wanted something new. They had been over the established courses until they were tired of them. At the same time they professed and manifested an unlimited ignorance of the Old Testament, and said that they would like some sort of course to relieve that condition. I therefore suggested a study of the prophetical literature, beginning with the writing prophets. We began the year with Amos, and different girls prepared papers on his life, the historical situation of his time, and different aspects of his...
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642449
  • 9781236642448