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Yoo, Yohan – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion Studies, College Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Cruz, Eduardo R.; Soares, Afonso L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Religion Studies, College Instruction
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Carr, Amy; Simmons, John K. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
Two troublesome portraits of religious studies professors often exist in the minds of some students at any given time: the Guru, or wise spiritual teacher, and the Deceiver. These metaphors capture student perceptions of us that may be ill-informed and beyond our control. We will examine and compare how our own chosen metaphors for…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Religious Education, Figurative Language, Classroom Environment
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Rindge, Matthew S.; Runions, Erin; Ascough, Richard S. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
This article begins by recognizing the increasing use of film in Religion, Theology, and Bible courses. It contends that in many Biblical Studies (and Religious Studies and Theology) courses, students are neither taught how to view films properly, nor how to place films into constructive dialogue with biblical texts. The article argues for a…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Biblical Literature, Philosophy, Films
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Gallagher, Eugene V. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2009
Stephen Prothero's "Religious Literacy" makes a strong case that minimal religious literacy is an essential requirement for contemporary U. S. citizens. He argues further that high schools and colleges should offer required courses in the study of religion in order to help students reach that baseline literacy. Beyond the general recommendation…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Christianity, Religious Education, Religion Studies
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Marshall, Joretta L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 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…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Workshops, College Faculty, Theological Education
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Frank, Thomas E. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
How can poetry be a resource for effective teaching of congregational life and leadership? Drawing on poetry from an array of sources, the author weaves a narrative to discuss specific strategies employed for using poetry in the classroom. Recognizing the capacity of poems to awaken latent imaginations and evoke new insights about church…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Leadership, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Ramsay, Nancy J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
Issues of racial and cultural diversity and racism pose particular challenges for effective teaching and learning in diverse theological classrooms. In this essay the author outlines specific strategies to confront racism and engage racially and culturally diverse students. Through the use of a model for understanding multicultural dynamics of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods
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Rowe, David L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
Can students learn religious history from movies? While using film as text is likely to attract students' interest, will such a course be able to negotiate the complex intertwining of film with religion and history to provide students with more than mere entertainment? Will students respond to a challenge to move beyond a movie's surface visual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Religious Education, Religion Studies