A restoration, a recovery, is currently advancing in the area of religious education and catechesis, a restoration in which the concept of the "pedagogy of God" has a pivotal role to play. According to the General Directory for Catechesis, the primary difficulty facing catechesis today is that catechists do not yet have a full understanding of "the conception of catechesis as a school of faith, an initiation and apprenticeship in the entireChristian life." The pivotal truth is that God himself is the pedagogue. He has the central role in every catechetical event. Catechists and those being catechized are invited to co-operate with him in learning under his grace.
Catechetical leaders will be happy to find within these pages scholars and practitioners of catechesis, who address many aspects of communicating the Faith, yet with the unified purpose of answering the primary question of catechesis as a "school of faith" embracing the entire Christian life. It is here that we find the crucial place of The Pedagogy of God: Its Centrality in Catechesis and Catechist Formation.