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* This article was originally a public lecture on Christian education given, apparently, at the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan by its pastor, Rev. Herman Hoeksema. Evidently, the speech was given shortly after World War I. It is from the Martin Swart collection of handwritten transcriptions of sermons and speeches by Herman Hoeksema. It is now published for the first time. The general subject and, particularly, the specific reference to the Christian school make this speech fitting at this time of the year, when we resume the training of our children in catechism and in the Christian...

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*This article is the conclusion of a public lecture by Herman Hoeksema on Christian education. For the first part of this lecture, confer SB, September 1, 1996, p. 463. The Way in which that Child must Learn to Go The education must train the child in the way in which he should go. That clause has been variously interpreted. The original reads literally: “according to the demand of his way.” Because of this literal reading of the original, there are those who say that the meaning is that you must train the child according to his age and character, according...

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