In this readable and timely work, Thomas Groome explores the basis of Catholic education, from the historical Jesus to the Didache, to Augustine and Aquinas to Merici, Seton, and Ward. Groome shows how these foremothers and fathers of Catholic education ground and shape the spirituality of Catholic educators today. It is these foundations that ensure that Catholic schools today deliver the education they promise to students-not only to Catholics but to those of many religious traditions.
About the Author
Thomas H. Groome, PhD, is senior Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College, and is the long-serving Director of its PhD in Theology and Education. His best known major books are Christian Religious Education (Harper and Row), Sharing Faith (HarperCollins), Educating for Life (Crossroad), What Makes Us Catholic (HarperCollins), Will There Be Faith? (HarperOne), and Faith for the Heart (Paulist). He has made more than a thousand public presentations and has lectured widely and repeatedly throughout the world.