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ERIC Number: EJ901347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Learning to Read with Augustine of Hippo
Rine, C. Rebecca
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v11 n2 p39-52 2007
The confessions of Augustine of Hippo can be read as a lesson in reading, one in which Augustine teaches by example as well as precept. Throughout this work, the relationship between faith and reading is clearly on Augustine's mind, as is his desire to teach others what he has learned. As we consider our own approaches to the confluence of faith, reading, and teaching, we have much to learn from Augustine's narrative self-portrait of himself as reader. After reviewing aspects of this self-portrait, its implications for Augustine's approach to reading and for our own reading and teaching practices are considered. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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