Lecture 6: Early Church to Sunday School
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History of Christian education from the early church to modern Sunday school.
A Historical Survey of Christian Education
III. Early Church
A. Worship Service
1. Public segment
2. Private segment
IV. Medieval Church
A. Church-State Problems
2. Clergy domination
B. Increasing use of visuals, icons
C. Monasteries - Benedictine Code
A. Scripture in the hands of the people
B. Catechesis returns
VI. Puritan Model
A. Centrality of preaching
B. Home as a small church
VII. Sunday School
1. 1780 - Robert Raikes, Hannah Ball
2. Mainly outreach
B. United States
1. 1785 - Lay movement, parachurch
2. Lost evangelistic focus
1. Distancing of pastors from CE
2. What to teach?
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