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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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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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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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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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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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Macaraan, Willard Enrique R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
The increasing religious diversity in educational space has raised a legitimate question on how Catholic theology/catechesis must be taught in Philippine Catholic universities given the institutional mandate to educate students "into the faith of the Church through teaching of Christian doctrine in an organic and systematic way" (Wuerl,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Religious Education, Colleges
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Park, Sophia S.; Tran, Mai-Anh Le; Parker, Angela; Ghali, Adam A.; Helsel, Carolyn B.; Cardoza-Orlandi, Carlos F. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
How is quilt-making both metaphor and pedagogy for early-career faculty of theology and religion who seek to cultivate critical and creative imagination for teaching, and to probe the challenges and promises of complex identities and vocations within 21st-century landscapes of theological education? This forum presents essays (with explanatory…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Theological Education
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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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Duperon, Matthew – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This article explores the disconnection between ethical theory and ethical practice in ethics courses at secular U.S. colleges and universities. In such contexts academic ethics focuses almost exclusively on "ethical reasoning" and leaves the business of practical moral formation of students in the realm of "student life." I…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Ethics
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Garrett, Frances – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
The article discusses two versions of a complex role-playing exercise in undergraduate courses on Buddhism. The pedagogical exercise demonstrated how imagination cultivated through creative writing could be used to enhance learning about history, culture, and religion. Students were also challenged to generate an understanding of religious…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Buddhism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Guth, Karen V. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Cases like that of John Howard Yoder--a pacifist theorist who perpetrated sexual violence--raise difficult questions about teaching material implicated in traumatic pasts. This paper argues that "moral injury" provides a useful framework for understanding the dynamics of teaching prominent cases of tainted legacies like Yoder's and for…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Social Problems, Trauma
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