Editorial Reviews

...Both the editors co-author the first chapter, titled the “Introduction,” which is truly a tour de force in itself.  They attempt and succeed in a mere 19 pages to give one of the most salient and complete histories of Religious Education from the time of Jesus the teacher to present-day U.S. Catholic religious Education, outlining its development in biblical, patristic, medieval, scholastic, neo-scholastic, the pre-Vatican II era and the Vatican II era…

Robert T. O'Gorman, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Pastoral Studies
Loyola University Chicago


...In separate chapters, the volume surveys Catholic contributors to the field of education, particular American Catholic education…The volume is both a fascinating survey of these educational leaders and a helpful, clear summary of American Catholic history as seen through their eyes...The essays both nicely trace the continuities and discontinuities that shook American educators and portray the painful reorientation deman dedof American Catholicism as that community moved toward a broader and deeper consciousness that is historically and socially aware…

Monsignor Richard M. Liddy, S.T.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies 
Seton Hall University