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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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Chien, Gloria I-Ling – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
While scholarly discussions on Jesuit education are plentiful, inquiries related to Ignatian pedagogy are rare. This article examines the applications of Ignatian pedagogy by juxtaposing it with the analysis of a Buddhist-inspired and interdisciplinary contemplation program, Cognitively-Based Compassion Training® (CBCT®). Drawing from the author's…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Buddhism, Metacognition, Educational Objectives
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Hankela, Elina – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
A lively conversation has arisen in recent years among theologians concerning ethnographic theology. While liberation theologians have scarcely participated in it, an emphasis on lived experience -- which ethnography aims to understand -- lies at the heart of theologies of liberation. This article addresses the question of employing ethnographic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Justice, Religion, Teaching Methods
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Mikles, Natasha L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
While many college courses on "world religions" have as their foundation an assortment of institutionally-authoritative, primary sources selected from a canon of sacred texts, this paper argues for a critical reevaluation of such textually-based teaching methodologies in light of the religious literacy standards set by the American…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Religious Education, Religion, Teaching Methods
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Hussey, Ian; Bain, Andrew M. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
The uptake in one-year theological programs by students in the Australian College of Theology (ACT) has heightened interest in the question of whether these short qualifications meet the expectations of students and equip them for their ministry, whether that be in their local church, parachurch organizations or other vocations. This article…
Descriptors: Graduates, Theological Education, Program Length, Program Effectiveness
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Umashankar, Rachana Rao – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
The Qur'an in the Islamic tradition, understood as the veritable word of God addressed directly to Muhammad, is much more than sacred text: it is the embodiment of the divine in humanity's midst. This understanding has impacted how Muslims engage with it, resulting in what I term the "multisensory engagement with the Qur'an." That is,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Muslims, Islam
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Dorroll, Courtney; Dorroll, Phil – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
In the context of a global pandemic, techniques for remote instruction have become increasingly vital to undergraduate instruction. This essay discusses how synchronous virtual encounters can have a similar pedagogical impact as in-person encounters by outlining specific methods of intercultural learning via Virtual Exchange Pedagogy (VEP), in…
Descriptors: Pandemics, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Fuller, Tyler J.; Bogue, Sarah – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
This case study leverages existing library assets and curated educational resources for students, pastors, and health ministers by seeking to increase their understandings of how religion intersects with, and informs, health education and promotion, and public health more broadly, while equipping them with tools to engage in important…
Descriptors: Clergy, Theological Education, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Hess, Mary E. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
We are living through a time of uncertainty and change in which our educational priorities can be re-ordered. A time during which what it means to teach and learn in theology and religious studies can be a vivid and powerful resource to our wider contexts. We are living in a time of context collapse. Narrative is one key route to engaging and…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Trauma, Psychological Patterns, Theological Education
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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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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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