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By Dr Christian Smith

In an excellent article below, published in the magazine 'First Things', Christian Smith who is a sociologist and cultural commentator, explores the role of parents in the religious formation of their children. He argues, based on solid research, how parents are by far the most influential group when it comes to the religious education of their children. He also argues how a parenting style that includes both clear expectations and warmth, affection and support create the most favourable conditions for the children to appropriate the faith of their parents.

The full article can be read below by following the link on 'Keepin the Faith' from the 'Word on Fire Show'


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