ERIC Number: EJ853470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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Reference Count: 6
From a Distance: Pastoral Care and Theological Education
Elias, Jacob W.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v9 n1 p44-52 Jan 2006
This article is a presentation and discussion of a seminary course on the Corinthian Correspondence. The pedagogical model for this course was structured to parallel the pattern of Paul's pastoral care from a distance as he relates to the Corinthian congregation by personal visits, delegations from and to the congregation, letters from and to the congregation, and unofficial grapevine types of communication. The course was designed for dispersed students to interact with the Corinthian letters, with each other, and with myself as instructor in ways that 1) simulate a first-century exchange between congregation and apostle and 2) facilitate careful interpretive work on the message of these letters, including their contemporary relevance.
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Theological Education, Models, Teaching Methods, Course Descriptions, Teacher Student Relationship, Biblical Literature, Christianity
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