Nagyné Frauhammer, Krisztina (2018) Erényvirágok. In: Arezzói Guidótól a tabletig. L'Harmattan Kiadó, Budapest, pp. 93-104. ISBN 9789634144441


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In my study I examine Catholic prayer books published at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries, with the aim in part to show the signicance of this group of sources in the history of education and in part, through the texts of the prayers and meditations, to throw light on the ideas held at that time by the clergy on the education of youth. The possibility for this arises because in the period concerned large numbers of prayer books were compiled and published for the specically Catholic schools, institutes for the training of girls and for adolescent youth. Besides the great increase in numbers, we also nd new elements of content in these books: morally edifying meditations and even prayer texts of a pedagogical nature. They contain the religious teachings systematised and passed on by priests teaching in church institutions and the dogmatic tenets of the given denomination applied and adapted to everyday life. In this sense it could also be said that they are special tools of acculturation controlled by the church authorities, that must have played an important part in the moral education of young people. Through this control the genre of prayer and meditation also served as a tool for the indoctrination of the catechism in childhood or early youth.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > LA History of education / neveléstörténet
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 07:39
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 07:39

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