Lutherans: Life-Involvement Learning

Just as secular schools have discovered the need for "new math" and "new reading," churches have had to devise new ways of teaching religion. No U.S. denomination has spent more time and money ($5,000,000) solving the problem than the 3,227,157-member Lutheran Church in America, which last week introduced the most modern and most comprehensive Christian education program in the nation's history.

Nine years in the making, the Lutheran Long Range Program combines sound scholarship, modern educational theory and a correlated curriculum for every teaching agency of the church. The aim is to provide a cradle-to-the-grave "life involvement" with religion, and...

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