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The Pedagogy of God: Its Centrality in Catechesis and Catechist Formation
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The Pedagogy of God: Its Centrality in Catechesis and Catechist Formation

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Overview

A restoration is currently advancing in the area of religious education and catechesis, a restoration in which the concept of the “pedagogy of God” has a pivotal role to play. According to the General Directory for Catechesis, the primary difficulty facing catechesis today is that catechists do not yet have a full understanding of “the conception of catechesis as a school of faith, an initiation and apprenticeship in the entire Christian life.” The pivotal truth is that God himself is the pedagogue. He has the central role in every catechetical event. Catechists and those being catechized are invited to cooperate with him in learning under his grace.

Catechetical leaders will be happy to find within these pages scholars and practitioners of catechesis, who address many aspects of communicating the faith, yet with the unified purpose of answering the primary question of catechesis as a “school of faith” embracing the entire Christian life. It is here that we find the crucial place of The Pedagogy of God: Its Centrality in Catechesis and Catechist Formation.

Scholars and teachers at multiple institutions have come together to present a unified message in the communication of faith and the process of catechesis. This volume explores their methodology and teaching for catechetical instruction, revealing a plan for both the pre-Christian initiate and the Catholic student of religion.

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This volume is part of the Catholic Church and Ecclesiology Collection.

Key Features

  • Focuses on God as the center of every catechetical event
  • Offers wisdom from experienced scholars and practitioners of catechesis
  • Presents guidance on catechetical instruction which is in unity with the Catholic Church

Contents

  • Part 1: Preliminary Considerations
    • “The Key to Christian Pedagogy,” by Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera
    • “An Original Pedagogy for Catechesis,” by Petroc Willey
    • “The Pedagogue and the Teacher,” by Petroc Willey
    • “The Pedagogy of God: Aim and Process,” by Petroc Willey
  • Part 2: The Pedagogy of God and the Four Parts of the Catechism
    • “Divine Pedagogy and Doctrinal Formation of Catechists,” by Bishop Richard J. Malone, STL
    • “Divine Pedagogy in Christian Initiation,” by Rev. Manuel del Campo Guilarte
    • “Divine Pedagogy and Moral Formation in Catechesis,” by Rev. Wojciech Giertych OP
    • “Divine Pedagogy in Prayer,” Rev. Louis Menvielle
  • Part 3: Considerations for Method
    • “The Pedagogy of God: Source and Model for the Pedagogy of the Faith,” by Waltraud Linnig
    • “Methodology in the Light of the Pedagogy of God,” by Caroline Farey
    • “The Ecclesial Vocation of the Catechist,” by Sr. M. Johanna Paruch, FSGM

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About the Editors

Caroline Farey holds a PhD and has responsibility for catechist formation at Maryvale Institute.

Waltraud Linnig, PhD, is the Director for the program of formation for the transmission of the Faith at Studium of Notre Dame de Vie in Venasque, France, aggregated to the Pontifical Faculty of the Teresianum.

M. Johanna Paruch, PhD, is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George and is Professor of Catechetics at Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio.