John Golisch

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Harry Coiner

Scripture References in this Resource

John 1:17; John 6:69; John 8:24; John 20:31; Romans 10:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 1 John 5:1; 1 John 5:5; Matthew 8:17; John 12:38; Matthew 19:21; Matthew 25:34; Matthew 16:23; Ephesians 4:20; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 2:4-10; Hebrews 1:1; 2; 2 Peter 1:4; John 14:6; Matthew 12:43-45; 2 Timothy 3:15; John 17:20; John 15:26; 27; John 16:7-11; John 16:12-15; John 20:20-23; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 1:18; Galatians 3:13; 14


This study is an attempt to define, formulate and describe the aim and essence of Christian education. It will do this within the framework and understanding of conservative Lutheran theology whose sole norm and source is the verbally-inspired and all-sufficient Scriptures of God. It will attempt to apply this to Lutheran adults at the parish level and in terms of what God wants to be occurring in the local Lutheran parish for the continued Christian growth and education of its adults. This study is not intended as an exhaustive nor a definitive treatise on the subject. It does, however, seek to select, describe and formulate a "theory" or "rationale." representing the "growing edge" of Lutheran and some other theoretical efforts now being made in the field of adult Christian education. In attempting this, methods and curricula are not treated in detail nor is a program for the congregation proposed. Rather, methods, curricula, program indications and sketches occur only to indicate and illustrate what the theory expounded is and implies as it is put to work in the Christian education of adults in Lutheran parishes.

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