504 Years of Reformation: Building a Holistic Christian Education

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Dr. Aripin Tambunan


The goal of this research is to strengthen the holistic dimension of Christian education. Thecontext (needs) of this research is to answer the problem of Christian education implementation which prioritizes teaching doctrine rather than building character. To achieve the target in this context, it is necessary to redevelop the Christian education model in the Reformation era with the research method of social criticism. The social critical method (Anderson and Moore, 1992) is used to see the social description in Christian education today, and Hermeneutics is used to examine biblical texts related to Christian education. The results of this study contribute some ideas about the implementation of holistic Christian education, which can be carried out in four stages, namely, doctrinal information, doctrinal application exercises, becoming an identity, and Crystallization of identity.

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