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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
A Catechism of Creation

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Short Description:   The Catechism of Creation is written in the question-and-answer format like the “Outline of the Faith, or Catechism” in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. The Catechism of Creation may also serve as a resource for devotional purposes.
Long Description:   The Catechism of Creation, written in a question-and-answer format, provides educational and devotional material. The Committee on Science, Technology and Faith offers this Catechism as part of its ministry of education. It is designed for Episcopalians to become better informed about fundamental elements of both Christian faith and modern science. It also invites congregations to develop an intentional ministry of caring for creation in their own communities, and inspires them to incorporate celebration of the creation in common worship.

Part I outlines the doctrine of creation, drawing upon the Bible and the theology of the early Church.

Part II presents basic information about modern scientific discoveries and theories about the history of the universe and of life. It also gives examples showing how science has informed and inspired a new theological understanding of God’s relationship to the creation.

Part III presents the biblical basis for the church’s commitment to an ethic of caring for creation, and suggests ways in which individuals and congregations might live out this ministry.

The Appendix includes a select bibliography a lectionary guide for preaching on creation.

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   The Committee on Science, Technology and Faith of The Executive Council, The Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Publisher:   The Episcopal Church in the USA
Publication date:   2005 Website for this resource:

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool     Primary     Jr. High     Sr. High     Adult
The reviewer specifies:   Catechism applies to any inquirer
NOTE: Our reviewer may have checked a wider age range than specified in the curriculum itself.
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 3 class sessions each lasting about 1 hour
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 using these materials, or even just one session from them, a reasonable, coherent and self-contained class can be offered in a single session of about an hour.
 using these materials, a class can be offered that runs for at least two sessions.
Target audience:
 Interfaith - addressed people of many faiths
 Judeo-Christian - addressed to Jews & Christians
 Christian - addressed explicitly to Christians
 Not explicity faith-based - not much religious content
Note: In the opinion of the reviewer, meaningful use of this curriculum is largely confined to members of the denomination or agency that developed it , Episcopal .
For example, it may explore a denominational policy statement.

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