This exciting new symposium is a must for all those involved in catechesis and religious education, indeed for all those interested in theology at a time when questions concerning the communication of our faith are so pressing. The twenty-six contributors include Avery Dulles, Aidan Nichols, Gerald OCollins, Edward Yarnold, Richard Conrad, Thomas Norris, Mary Shivanandan and Anthony Meredith. Essay subjects include religion and science, catechesis and art, Christian initiation, faith and our children, Catholicism and pluralism, the nature of a Catholic school, the Resurrection, moral teaching, and the training of catechists.
This is the first published symposium of the new Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, which since its foundation in r99o, has so successfully pioneered distance learning in theology and catechesis, with hundreds of adults worldwide participating in its degree level courses, and thousands following courses on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, on the training of catechists, teachers in schools, and deacons, and other related subjects. All the contributors have had some involvement in teaching or writing for Maryvale, coming together in this volume for a unique theoretical and practical reflection on the urgent catechetical challenges which meet us now in the twenty-first century.