For Christian education professors and students, Christian Formation provides a composite view of human development and learning from integrated theory, theology, and educational practices in the church. By design, the book integrates these elements into a cohesive foundational piece for Christian education. Contributors include: James Estep - Christian Anthropology: Humanity as the Imago Dei, Developmental Theories: Foe, Friend or Folly? Moral Development and Christian Formation Jonathan Kim - Intellectual Development and Christian Formation, Psychological Development and Christian Formation, Cultural Development and Christian Formation Timothy Jones and Michael Wilder - Faith Development and Christian Formation Greg Carlson - Adult Development and Christian Formation Mark Maddix - Spiritual Formation and Christian Formation
James R. Estep is professor of Christian Education at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in Lincoln, Illinois. He holds degrees from Cincinnati Bible College (B.A.), Cincinnati Bible Seminary (M.A., M.A., M.Div.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D.).Jonathan H. Kim is associate professor of Christian Education at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He holds degrees from University of Illinois (B.S.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A., M.Div.), and Trinity International University (Ph.D.).