Annotated Bibliography -- By: Anonymous
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III. Christian Ministries Department
This volume of the Journal includes the third in an ongoing series of bibliographies covering the field taught at Ashland Theological Seminary. They include foundational works for disciplines and sub-disciplines in our theological curriculum. This installment features works on (compilers’ name): Christian education and discipleship (Eugene S. Gibbs), church growth and evangelism (Ronald W. Waters), homiletics (Marvin A. McMickle), leadership (Richard Parrott), missions (Grace S. Holland), and music and worship (Ronald L. Sprunger).
Christian Education and Discipleship
Anthony, Michael J., ed. Foundations of Ministry. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1992.
Ten authors set out to cover the practice of Christian education in the church. The four parts deal rather adequately with foundations and ministry; Christian education of children, youth, and adults; organization and administration; and specialized ministries.
Burgess, Harold. Models of Religious Education: Theory and Practice in Historical and Contemporary Perspective. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1996.
Five models for Christian education are set forth in irenic fashion. Each model is carefully presented including the people who shaped them. A grid is also given for comparing the models.
Cully, Iris V., and Kendig Brubaker Cully, eds. Harper’s Encyclopedia of Religious Education. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1990.
This is a one-volume reference that should be on the shelf of everyone who is at all interested in Christian education. The 600 entries by 270 experts cover articles, charts, biographies, diagrams, and many other topics pertinent to Christian education.
Gangel, Kenneth O., and James C. Wilhoit, eds. A Christian Educator’s Handbook on Adult Education. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1993.
The book attempts to give comprehensive coverage of all the aspects of the
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Christian education of adults. The contributors, twenty-five of them, come from the evangelical spectrum.
Gibbs, Eugene S., ed. A Reader in Christian Education: Foundations and Basic Perspectives. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1992.
The author collects primary source material from twenty-four Twentieth Century noteworthy contributors to Christian education. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the writer and then a selection from his or her writings follow. In one volume, the reader can sample several writings on education from this century.
Groome, Thomas H. Sha...
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