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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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Robinson, Joanne Maguire; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Pui-lan, Kwok; Pearson, Thomas – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
This conversation between the editors of "Teaching Theology and Religion" and Joanne Maguire Robinson continues an occasional series of interviews that has previously featured Jonathan Z. Smith, Stephen Prothero, Mary Pierce Brosmer, and Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore. The exchange takes as its point of departure the teaching statement…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Awards, Excellence in Education
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Smith, Jonathan Z.; Pearson, Thomas; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Jensen, Tim; Fujiwara, Satoko – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
This interview was recorded in November 2012 in Jonathan Z. Smith's Hyde Park graystone. Professor Smith offers insights into how he thinks about his classroom teaching and his students' learning through descriptions of various assignments and classroom activities he has developed over more than forty years of teaching. The discussion…
Descriptors: Religious Education, College Instruction, Assignments, Class Activities
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Hess, Mary E.; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Turpin, Katherine – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
These brief essays by Mary Hess, Eugene Gallagher, and Katherine Turpin are solicited responses from three different contexts to the provocative book by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, "The New Culture of Learning" (2011). Mary Hess writes from a seminary context, providing a critical summary of the authors' major concepts and…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Religious Education, Liberal Arts, Online Courses
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Webster, Jane S.; Runions, Erin; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Lopez, Davina C.; McGinn, Sheila E.; Penner, Todd C.; Howell, David B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
What is the role of biblical studies in a liberal arts curriculum? At the 2009 North American Society of Biblical Literature conference, a panel of seven Bible scholars provided brief analyses and arguments about the appropriate goals of teaching biblical studies in undergraduate contexts in this historical moment. They consider and critique the…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Undergraduate Study, Critical Reading, Writing Skills
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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