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Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education



The Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education has something for everyone who is serious about Christian education: church leaders, students, and professors. More than 850 articles survey the field, integrating biblical and theological concepts with contributions from education, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. The articles explore the history, philosophy, and theology of Christian education and provide insight into educational methodology, learning theory, and practice.

General Editor Michael Anthony and associate editors Warren Benson, Daryle Eldridge, and Julie Gorman bring their many years of experience to bear on this volume. They are joined by leading Christian educators from a variety of evangelical perspectives—including Perry Downs, Robert Pazmiño, Catherine Stonehouse, Ted Ward, and many others—who serve as contributors.

The Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education will provide invaluable assistance, helping readers understand the terms, concepts, and issues encountered in this ever-changing field.

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  • Contributions from the fields of education, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy
  • Articles on salient issues facing Christian educators today
  • 850 articles containing half a million words
  • Bibliographies conclude each article
This book is big and it's daunting; but if you appreciate quality reference tools, get it. It contains over 850 articles relating to Christian Education—everything from glue sticks and cotton balls to articles on postmodernism, peer pressure, philosophy, eating disorders, and youth ministry.


The book is just what is says it is, and everyone involved with Christian education will want to have an accessible copy of this compilation, a part of a reference series Baker has put out. It is a huge catalog of people, places, events, and organizations in the field.

—The Baptist Bulletin

[This] dictionary, scholarly but readable, has 850 alphabetically arranged articles on various topics relevant to the broad discipline of Christian education. . . . This dictionary is primarily intended for seminary students and leaders of evangelical churches. Recommended for general readers and theological libraries.


Congratulations to Michael Anthony and his team for putting together such a comprehensive tool for the discipline of Christian education. It was about time that a new dictionary of Christian education, especially one from an evangelical perspective, was introduced into the market. . . . I would recommend this book as a valuable resource for students of Christian education.

—Jackie L. Smallbones, Christian Education Journal

  • Title: Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education
  • Editor: Michael J. Anthony
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 747

Michael J. Anthony is Professor of Christian Education at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He has written and edited several books, including Introducing Christian Education: Foundations for the Twenty-first Century and Perspectives on Children's Spiritual Formation, available from Logos Bible Software in the B&H Marriage and Family Collection (19 Vols.).


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