ERIC Number: EJ853432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
What Difference Does It Make?
Marshall, Joretta L.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v10 n3 p158-161 Jul 2007
The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion has its most direct influence on faculty members who teach in colleges, universities, and theological schools. These faculty members, in turn, have an impact upon churches through their leadership and teaching in local communities. Wabash workshops encourage faculty to continue to develop four qualities that make a difference in their teaching and scholarship, in the lives of students who become community and church leaders, and ultimately in the life of the church: these are the abilities to (1) help pastoral leaders integrate multiple kinds of knowledge, (2) value context and particularity, (3) strengthen their skills as public theologians and community leaders, and (4) cultivate the encouragement to live lives of wholeness. The gift of hospitality at Wabash workshops provides the environment and space for faculty to engage these qualities in their teaching, research, scholarship, and living.
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Workshops, College Faculty, Theological Education, Religious Education, Religion Studies, Churches, School Community Relationship, Teacher Competencies, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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