Michael Keyne

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Harry Coiner

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 28:19; Matthew 28:20; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:17; Genesis 3:5-7; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; John 5:17; John 1: 1-4; John 1: 12-14; Acts 1:8; John 15:16; Isaiah 64:8; Colossians 1:16-19; Romans 8:2; James 2:17; Matthew 7:21; Isaiah 55:11-12; 1 Peter 5:8-9; Ephesians 6:10-11; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 5:2-3; 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 3:11-14; Romans 7:14-15; 1 Corinthians 2:2; Acts 17:31; 2 Peter 3:10; Job 19:26; 27


This thesis is primarily concerned with the criteria for the structuring of adult pre-membership instruction, in the light of its unique position within the field of Christian education. The broad area of Christian education has the problem of teaching individuals who exhibit relative degrees of faith and knowledge. Functionally, most of Christian education is based upon the assumption that a common denominator of faith is present, no matter how minimal it may be. Since adult pre-membership instruction can make no such assumption, it follows that the whole philosophy of Christian education must be re-examined in the light of pre-membership instruction.

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