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John Baptist De La Salle : The Spirituality of Christian Education - Carl Koch

John Baptist De La Salle

The Spirituality of Christian Education

By: Carl Koch (Editor), Jeffrey Gros (Editor), Jeffrey Calligan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th March 2004
ISBN: 9780809141623
Number Of Pages: 384

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This volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality makes available to a broad readership a selection of the core writings of Jean Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719), a French priest and educator who changed the face of education in his time and whose reforms continue to influence the ways we educate our children today. Born to a wealthy family, de La Salle turned his attention early on to the education of the poor and the marginalised and, at the same time, unwittingly founded a new type of religious community: Brothers who were teachers and active religious. Through his dedication to the vocation of teaching, de La Salle instituted several procedures that are still in practice in public and parochial institutions. --the simultaneous method --tuition-free attendance --involvement of parents --report cards De La Salle's spirituality for educators, which combines prayer and action, compassion and practicality, can be read afresh in every age: it transcends time and place.

Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
Meditations for the Time of Retreatp. 37
Meditations for Sundays and Feastsp. 84
Rule and Memorandap. 106
The Conduct of the Christian Schoolsp. 131
The Rules of Christian Decorum and Civilityp. 168
The Duties of a Christian to Godp. 182
Explanation of the Method of Interior Prayerp. 214
Letters and Personal Documentsp. 224
Notesp. 245
Selected Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780809141623
ISBN-10: 0809141620
Series: Classics of Western Spirituality
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 11th March 2004
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39