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dc.contributor.authorSlater, Nelleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-01T13:13:11Z
dc.date.available2017-11-01T13:13:11Z
dc.date.issued1960
dc.date.submitted1960
dc.identifier.otherb21152081
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/24590
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractProblem: The problem of this dissertation is to appraise the use of certain Bible study units as a means for guiding children's conceptual thinking about Christian concepts of God, man, and their relationship, in light of present understandings concerning conceptual thinking of children. Procedure: The dissertation begins with a consideration of the rationale for the use of the Bible in Methodist Church School Curriculum as set forth in statements of the Board of Education and its editorial division. The body of the study consists of two approaches to the problem: a study is made of conceptual thinking with special reference to children's thinking and their concept capacities; then, an analysis of the biblical studies units of the Closely Graded Courses is made in terms of the concepts of God, man, and their relationship. The concept of God is analyzed for concepts of God as Creator, Provider, Revealer, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. The concept of man is analyzed in terms of the spiritual nature of man's conscious selfhood, his role as questor, and as responder to God. The concept of the relationship between God and man is analyzed in terms of the God-pupil relationships of love, trust, discipline, and the relationship in the community of the church. Next, the conceptual expectations indicated by the data of the analysis are examined in the light of the study of conceptual thinking. Then, in order that the appraisal might include how well pupils who study the Closely Graded Courses are able to indicate their understanding of content taught that would appear to be difficult to learn, a field research project is undertaken at the local church level.[TRUNCATED]en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.subjectBible studyen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.titleChildren's conceptual thinking and biblical studies unitsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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