Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future

Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future

by Fr. Robert J. Hater (Author)
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In order to build for the future, you have to learn from the past. With a personal style all his own, Fr. Bob Hater considers both the future and the past in this one-of-a-kind bridge building book about catechesis in America. Discover Fr. Hater's entirely new concept for catechesis -- a Common Sense approach. It takes into account the historical framework over the course of the 20th century and overlays key concepts to give the new, usually volunteer, catechetical leader what they need to succeed today. Common Sense Catechesis simply requires two things of the catechist: 1. Knowing the basic teachings to be taught, and 2. Devising ways to present them clearly and effectively At the same time, Fr. Hater acknowledges the elements of each catechetical methodology along the way... o The memorization approach of the early 20th century, and the use of the Baltimore Catechism o The chaotic approach of the late 60s and 70s, and the effects of Vatican II o The experiential approach of the

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Publication date
March 01, 2014
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Page count
256
ISBN
9781612783567
Paper ISBN
9781612787787