ERIC Number: EJ818020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Ecumenical Theology as Cross-Cultural Experience in Christian Higher Education
Ford, John T.
Christian Higher Education, v5 n1 p69-81 Jan 2006
Ecumenical Theology involves not only the academic study of church-separating issues, but also the ecclesial commitment of each individual Christian. Accordingly, a course on the "History and Theology of the Ecumenical Movement" should utilize the ecumenical experiences of both instructors and students. A variety of pedagogical means can be used to foster such a sharing of experiences: autobiographies, case studies, consensus papers, site visit reports, and preparation of an ecumenical service. In effect, teaching/learning ecumenical theology is similar to language learning that involves cross-cultural experiences.
Descriptors: Christianity, Cooperation, Group Unity, Philosophy, Context Effect, Experience, Teaching Methods, Autobiographies, Case Studies, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Cross Cultural Studies
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Education Level: Higher Education
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