Title

Christian Nurture of Children in the Writings of Horace Bushnell and Ellen G. White

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Journal

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

115-146

ISSN

1065-6219

Embargo Period

12-1-2017

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111704 Community Child Health| 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)| 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)| 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

Until the 20th century, the spiritual nurture of children was not a high priority for the Christian church. In fact, for most of Christian history, reflection on the nature of children and their faith formation was often considered “beneath” the work of theologians. Two 19th-century American Christian writers, however, stand in sharp contrast to this trend: Horace Bushnell (1802–1876) and Ellen G. White (1827–1915). This article examines, compares, and contrasts the thoughts of these two thinkers on Christian nurture within the context of their lives and theologies of human nature and salvation.

Peer Review

Before publication

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Darius Jankiewicz is affiliated with Avondale College of Higher Education as a Conjoint Senior Lecturer.

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