Study of the field of religious education, 1930- 1990

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Start Date: 
Sun, 12/01/1991
End Date: 
Tue, 05/31/1994

The field of religious education emerged in the early 20th century as a separate academic discipline and as a specialized professional ministry in the church. Few scholars have attempted to write a critical historical perspective of religious education, particularly one that locates the development of this field in relation to the major contextual trends of the century. This grant supported William Bean Kennedy, a professor at Union Theological Seminary, in writing a history focused on the development of the field from 1930 to 1990.