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ERIC Number: EJ1006221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Narrative Theology in the High School Classroom: Teaching Theology through the Literature
Delfra, Louis A.
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v8 n3 p346-374 Mar 2005
If Jesus taught most frequently through symbol and story, and the early Church passed on his teachings primarily through story, especially the four Gospels, why is today's catechesis and theological pedagogy not more informed by "narrative theology"--theology which focuses on the narratives told by Jesus and the Gospels precisely as narratives? This article provides some basic foundations for the discipline of narrative theology, argues for a more narrative approach to theological instruction, and, by way of application, proposes a full-year curriculum for high-school students that enables teachers to teach theology through the narratives of both the Bible and secular literature. (Contains 20 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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