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Intergenerational Catechesis

Revitalizing Faith through African-American Storytelling

Intergenerational Catechesis

Revitalizing Faith through African-American Storytelling

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Hardback

£65.00

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498595940
Number of Pages: 110
Published: 12/03/2021
Width: 16.3 cm
Height: 22.7 cm
In this work the author moves away from youth-centered catechesis toward a catechetical method that gets at the heart of faith formation for ALL generations, storytelling. In the African-American storytelling tradition, both the storyteller and listener are important-they embody the story. What happens in the story exchange process is the discovery of connections. The author's method of African-American storytelling, My Story-Your Story, brings to life the Christian story through our shared experiences. Intergenerational catechesis invites us to see ourselves and one another across time-through eyes that are young, middle-aged, and elderly. Based on an understanding of family, intergenerational catechesis moves away from the domestic church as a starting point for growing in faith to the community as a starting point. Where the domestic church focuses on those who live in the household, intergenerational catechesis focuses on everyone in the Church community: single persons, divorced persons, widows/widowers, teens, young adults, pre-school and elementary children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. In highlighting our connections we are better able to see ourselves and one another differently. When we see ourselves and others transformed faith is revitalized.

timone a davis

timone a davis is assistant professor of pastoral theology at Loyola University Chicago.

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