Rooted and Grounded
Faith formation and the Christian tradition
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Beginning in New Testament times, there is a time-honoured tradition of forming new Christians in the essentials of faith: catechesis.
This volume aims to uncover the riches of this tradition for all who teach and preach the faith today, and well as animate it: St Augustine wrote that joy should be the prime characteristic of those who teach the faith.
Six outstanding theologians and historians open up the tradition of catechesis for today's church:
* Alister McGrath explores the role of the creeds in catechesis;
* Susan Gillingham, Professor of the Hebrew Bible, looks at the Psalms in Christian formation;
* Jennifer Strawbridge, Associate Professor of New Testament, reflects on catechesis in the early church;
* Carole Harrison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, offers lessons from the patristic period;
* Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, draws lessons from the Anglo Saxon missions to Europe;
* Simon Jones, Chaplain of Merton College and member of the Liturgical Commission, links formation and liturgy;
* Steven Croft shows how this great tradition can be revitalised today.