On Education [6/12]
Education, Reading, Piety, Biblical Authority, Physical Geography, Illustration, Infidelity
The writer describes his or her own educational practice in teaching children on Sundays. Observes that '[i]n order to enliven the conception of the important events recorded in the sacred annals, as well as to impress them on the memory, it will be found useful to refer to Plates illustrative of these interesting facts, and also to Maps for the purpose of designating the geographical situation of the places in which they occurred' (243). Warns that, while children should be instructed 'in every branch of christian science', the 'pride of understanding, and an overweening confidence in its own powers, have perhaps done more than the direct machinations of infidelity, to lead the mind of man astray from the direct path of evangelical truth, and finally to involve it in the mazes of sceptical delusion and perplexity' (245).
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