Author

Amy Joyner

Date of Award

4-29-1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Religion

First Advisor

Dr. Philip Hart

Abstract

Sunday School, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. For some, Sunday School elicits a host of positive memories and current images: playing games, making bread, singing songs, coloring, reciting memory verses, studying Scripture, enjoying refreshments, talking with friends, laughing and sharing. For others, Sunday School is simply a waste of time. In fact, in 1957 Life magazine labeled Sunday School ''the most wasted hour of the week." It seems that more and more Americans in recent decades have agreed with this pronouncement, for Sunday School attendance among mainline denominations has continued to drop at a steady rate. In 1970, Sunday School enrollment was 40.5 million, but by 1986, Sunday School enrollment had plunged to 26.6 million

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