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Berling, Judith – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
This article discusses the major findings of the Interreligious Education an Pedagogy Project report and the primary pedagogical issues raised in the subsequent book "Experiments in Empathy for our Time." It lifts up up the trends, opportunities, issues, and challenges in interreligious education. Schools developing initiatives in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Empathy, Course Descriptions
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Waligur, Stefan Andre – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
This article reflects on the experience of teaching a course called "Sacred Sound in World Religions" at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. I claim that the nature of music and music-making has profound implications for teaching and pedagogical theory in an interreligious setting. Drawing upon scholars including Lisa M. Hess,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Myers, William R.; Pippin, Tina; Carvalhaes, Cláudio; De Anda, Neomi – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This forum revisits Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" on the 50th anniversary of its publication in 1968. William R. Myers's opening essay reflects on his discovery of the book and the impact it has had on his life as a Christian minister and theological educator. He provides a Freirean critique of his own schooling and of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Christianity, Theological Education
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Gin, Deborah H. C.; Lester, G. Brooke; Blodgett, Barbara – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This Forum explores what the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has been learning about formation in online contexts through the Educational Models and Practices project. Deborah Gin's opening essay briefly enumerates operating assumptions, several widespread misconceptions, and emerging recommended practices. G. Brooke Lester proposes a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theological Education, Misconceptions, Constructivism (Learning)
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Oliver, Kyle Matthew – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article presents a pedagogical approach to training seminarians for faith leadership in the era of what Heidi Campbell has called "networked religion." It argues that the increasing digital mediation of religious practice, expression, and community represents an opportunity for students to explore and inhabit ministry sites and…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Church Related Colleges, Social Change, Religion
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Jobe, Sarah C. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This paper claims that programs in prisons are challenging the very who, where, how, and what of theological education. The author draws on research from the fields of pedagogy and prison studies, nearly a decade of experience teaching master's level seminary-style classes in prison, and the findings of a two-year cohort of prison educators…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Theological Education
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Wright, Almeda – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article wrestles with the question "whose voice counts?" as an entrée into a discussion of the challenges students encounter in learning to value different epistemologies and that professors encounter in attempting to teach for inclusion of voices. The essay reflects on an experience teaching a graduate seminar on gender and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Power Structure, Graduate Students, Epistemology
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DeTemple, Jill; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Pui Lan, Kwok; Pearson, Thomas – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This conversation between the 2018 American Academy of Religion Excellence in Teaching Award winner Jill DeTemple and the editors of "Teaching Theology and Religion" continues an occasional series of interviews that has previously featured Jonathan Z. Smith, Stephen Prothero, Mary Pierce Brosmer, Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, and two…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Recognition, Theological Education, Awards
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Hovland, Ingie – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article describes a seminar I taught on Christianity and colonialism. I wanted to introduce students to some content while also allowing them to practice some of the expert skills that we use in religious studies, and more specifically in my own sub-discipline, the anthropology of religion. In particular, I wanted to make more visible some of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Foreign Policy, Religious Education, Anthropology
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Wirrig, Adam L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
The world of the modern academy relies heavily upon contingent faculty in the teaching and training of students. Theological studies readily evidences this practice in innumerable ways. While the contingent faculty member is intrinsic to the mission of many modern schools, this piece ponders whether or not a trade-off exists in the quality of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Theological Education, Educational Quality
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Burroughs, Bradley B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Reflecting upon the author's experiences as an assistant professor and an adjunct instructor, this essay considers two characteristics of adjunct teaching that threaten adjuncts themselves and the educational effectiveness of the institutions at which they teach. First, adjuncts routinely experience a sense of disenfranchisement in determining the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Academic Standards, Difficulty Level
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Schenkewitz, Kyle A. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Many colleges and universities employ contingent faculty to meet various needs. Utilizing contingent teachers as single-course adjuncts or full-time faculty members can be beneficial to institutions and teachers alike. While acknowledging the positive, long-term impact on current students, short-term teaching faculty face challenges that warrant…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Mentors
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Harrell, Charles L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
In this essay I review the advantages and challenges of contingent faculty service from a perspective which crosses programs, but chiefly from within one academic institution, a church-related but independent theological seminary. I anecdotally relate certain "value-added" potentialities which accrue for students and instruction when an…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Theological Education
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Jordan, Zandra L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article uses womanist ethics and theories of writing instruction to illuminate the experiences of black women seminarians with theological writing at a predominantly white institution. The three cases presented here highlight two ethics for teaching and evaluating theological writing: clarity and creativity. Already triply marginalized by…
Descriptors: Feminism, Ethics, Writing Instruction, African Americans
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Baugh, Amanda J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Courses on religion and the environment must confront racism and white privilege in order to remain relevant for the diverse students who increasingly fill higher education classrooms. Recognizing that traditional approaches for understanding environmentalism can isolate students of color by failing to recognize their own communities and…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Environmental Education, Inclusion, Advantaged
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