Concordia Theological Monthly

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public schools, religion, christian, moehlman, education, parochial schools, protestant

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Which is ''the American way" for the religious training of American children? According to Dr. C.H. Moehlman, Professor of the History of Christianity at the Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, the American way is a different one from that pursued in Christian parochial schools. It is different, too, from the plan of "various religious groups" who "are conducting a vigorous propaganda for the return of the formal teaching of religion to the public classroom" (p. ix). The American way is to let public schools (in preference to parochial schools) and churches exist side by side, and to encourage them in at least much of the work they are now doing.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 3:3-6; Matthew 15:18-20; Matthew 27:15; John 19:15; Acts 2:23; John 19:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars