I expect to really enjoy my classes, but I’m picking up a decidedly post-modern strain in almost all of my education texbooks, which is a little odd, considering the decided squeamishness about postmodernism I’ve gotten from everything else at GCTS. Comparatively speaking, in this class, judging from the texts, I’m going to get post-moderned to death.
> Catechesis is not simply accidental, but implies intentional, mindful, responsible, faithful activities; is not only for children, but implies life-long sustained efforts; is not indoctrination, but implies the necessity of open, mutually helpful interpersonal relationships and interactions of persons within a community; is not concerned with just one aspect of life, but with all of life — the political, the social, and the economic. Catechesis implies the presence of something we can only call “wholeness”, that is, it involves the entire person, the totality of his or her life, and it affects all of that person’s relationships — with God, self, neighbor, and the natural world.
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