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THE NATURAL WAY

In Moral Training

FOUR MODES OF NURTURE

PATTERSON DU BOIS
Author of "Beckonings from Little Hands," "The Point of

Contact in Teaching,Chat Wood,etc.

Nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.

-REVISED VERSION.
If asked to interpret cbild nature in a single word the only word that
meets tbe case is " bunger."-THISELTON MARK.

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The Brief

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Y invitation of the lamented Dr. Maltbie
D. Babcock, in the winter of 1901 I de-

livered a course of lectures to parents and teachers in the Brick Church of New York. Subsequently, the lectures were repeated, with certain changes, before other audiences consisting chiefly of special students or of persons interested in aspects of religious training or of general education.

The present volume is an amplification of these lectures to meet the need of pastor, parent and teacher, in their common interest of upbuilding Christian character. It proceeds on the ancient doctrine of the Great Teacher and the modern theory of pedagogy, that child-nature is the pivotal point of education and that the neglect of this truth, by the church especially, has resulted in incalculable leakage and loss of power.

The child not having had his due, humanity has suffered accordingly.

Viewed as Nurture, education is not a mere question of the establishment and discipline of schools nor of teaching or preaching, but of the administration of every life relation. It is attitude and activity at all times. The educational consciousness must permeate and color all feeling,

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