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Gresham, John – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
In addition to the pragmatic concerns that often drive the use of technology in theological education, there is a need to develop theological justification and direction for online education. Several Roman Catholic Church documents propose the "divine pedagogy," the manner in which God teaches the human race, as a model for catechesis or religious…
Descriptors: Catholics, Online Courses, Religious Education, Theological Education
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Lefebure, Leo D. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
This article describes the transformation of Catholic theological education over the last fifty years from a highly defensive posture vis-a-vis other religions toward dialogical engagement with members of other religions and all persons of good will. Until Vatican II, most Catholic theologians and officials distrusted exploration of other…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Catholics, Religious Education, Theological Education
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Kim, Bokin – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
An historically familiar tension in East Asian Buddhism between meditation and cultivation in broad learning has appeared in discussions and planning for preparing ministerial students in Won Buddhism. This paper reviews the history of preparation in this order, which was founded in 1916. While the alternatives of training based on practice and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Buddhism, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Experience
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Mercer, Joyce Ann – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
This article explores congregational studies as a valuable teaching tool for contextualizing theological education across disciplines. As a form of pedagogy, congregational studies situates learning in a particular local ministry context. In addition, such a pedagogy apprentices learners within a particular "community of practice"--namely, that of…
Descriptors: Clergy, Religion, Teaching Experience, Religious Education
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Fort, Andrew O. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
As the number of people of South Asian heritage in America has greatly increased over recent decades, the study and teaching of Hinduism has come under ever greater scrutiny. During this time, the number of students of Indian background has vastly increased in some schools in some parts of the United States. This increased presence and scrutiny…
Descriptors: Religion, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Students, Religious Education
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Baldwin, Gayle R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
Is it effective or even possible to teach an introductory course in religious studies that not only provides first-year university students with the fundamental vocabulary, concepts, and critical tools of religious inquiry but also invites and stimulates the transformation of the religious imagination? In what kind of teaching and learning method…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Introductory Courses, Religion, Personal Narratives
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Britt, Brian – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
Secularization, the idea that religion would gradually diminish over time, was once widely assumed to be true by scholars of religion, but the unexpected resurgence of religious traditions has called it into question. Related debates on the distinction between religion and the secular have destabilized religious studies further. What does the…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Religion, Criticism, Religious Education
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Simmons, John K. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2006
This article revisits the pedagogical dilemma of maintaining neutrality in the religious studies/theology classroom. I argue that if the boundary between teaching about religion and actually teaching spirituality seems to be vanishing, it is because the boundary was inappropriately constructed in the first place. To the extent that the religious…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, War, Religion, Foreign Countries
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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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Valantasis, Richard – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
Mentoring new faculty into vocations of teaching falls squarely on the shoulders of those entrusted with setting the course for the next generation of faculty. Often the role of new teacher development is assigned to senior faculty. In this essay the author provides an autobiographical account of experiences both as a mentor and as one who had…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, College Faculty
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Berkson, Mark – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
This paper is a reflection on the two most significant challenges that I have faced teaching the introductory course in Islam. The first is the challenge of teaching Islam after September 11, 2001, the events of which gave rise to such pedagogical questions as how much and in what ways the course syllabus should change, and in particular how we…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Muslims, Islam, College Faculty
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Swanson, Mark N. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
In a brief essay originally presented as part of a panel discussion with Christian and Muslim teachers of Islam in the university setting, the author describes the distinctive characteristics of the Islamic Studies Program at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota). While the program allows Islamic studies "majors" to earn a degree (M.A. or M.Th.)…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Theological Education, Muslims, Islam
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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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Burr, Elizabeth G. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
In this essay I reflect on my experience thus far of teaching Islam as a non-Muslim at Metropolitan State University and at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. I begin by narrating a conversation about conversation that I had with one of my Muslim students. Then I introduce the theme of multiplicity as a way of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Islam
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Sautter, Cia – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
In the past decade, critical scholars such as Ronald Grimes and Talal Asad stated that there is a need to recognize the cultural and spiritual dimensions of religion, especially in an age of pluralism. While they call for an increased knowledge and application of techniques from anthropology, ethnology, and performance studies, what actually…
Descriptors: Religion, Cultural Pluralism, Anthropology, Ethnology
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