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Children's Church/Sunday School
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I. Precursors – II. Beginnings in Germany – III. Conceptual Development – IV. Challenges and Innovations

I. Precursors

Given Jesus' attention to children (Mark 10:13–16 parr.), it is not surprising that in early Christian worship they often performed important duties, such as reading lessons or singing psalms (Bottermann). As early as the 11th century, and with increased frequency since…

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Grethlein, Christian, “Children's Church/Sunday School”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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