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Mikles, Natasha L.; Esaki, Brett J.; Battaglia, Lisa – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This series of three essays by educators from Georgia, Texas, and Alabama examines teaching Asian Religions in the American South. Through reflection on individual experience, each essay offers concrete strategies for the classroom that can be utilized by fellow educators working in the American South, but can also inform pedagogy in other North…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Religious Education, Geographic Regions, Teaching Methods
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Nguyen, Martin – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
The need to confront issues of race and white supremacy in our teaching of religion is critically important, but through the pedagogical convention of naming, we take the first step in inviting our students to understand the hows and whys of it. I will explore the ways that Charles Long's theory of signification and counter-signification can be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Race, Islam, Religious 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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Burroughs, Bradley B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Reflecting upon the author's experiences as an assistant professor and an adjunct instructor, this essay considers two characteristics of adjunct teaching that threaten adjuncts themselves and the educational effectiveness of the institutions at which they teach. First, adjuncts routinely experience a sense of disenfranchisement in determining the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Academic Standards, Difficulty Level
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Schenkewitz, Kyle A. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Many colleges and universities employ contingent faculty to meet various needs. Utilizing contingent teachers as single-course adjuncts or full-time faculty members can be beneficial to institutions and teachers alike. While acknowledging the positive, long-term impact on current students, short-term teaching faculty face challenges that warrant…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Mentors
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Harrell, Charles L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
In this essay I review the advantages and challenges of contingent faculty service from a perspective which crosses programs, but chiefly from within one academic institution, a church-related but independent theological seminary. I anecdotally relate certain "value-added" potentialities which accrue for students and instruction when an…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Theological Education
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Jordan, Zandra L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article uses womanist ethics and theories of writing instruction to illuminate the experiences of black women seminarians with theological writing at a predominantly white institution. The three cases presented here highlight two ethics for teaching and evaluating theological writing: clarity and creativity. Already triply marginalized by…
Descriptors: Feminism, Ethics, Writing Instruction, African Americans
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Baugh, Amanda J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Courses on religion and the environment must confront racism and white privilege in order to remain relevant for the diverse students who increasingly fill higher education classrooms. Recognizing that traditional approaches for understanding environmentalism can isolate students of color by failing to recognize their own communities and…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Environmental Education, Inclusion, Advantaged
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Shoemaker, Terry D. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article describes a pedagogical response to teaching world religions courses in a post-truth age. The course assignment and its application, utilized in both online and in-person formats, bridge student academic pursuits with religious traditions, require students to engage with source-based journalism, and extend beyond the classroom into…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Credibility, Journalism, Information Sources
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Lee, Hoon J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Contingent teaching has become the norm in most institutions. While the use of adjuncts and other non-tenure track professors shows no sign of slowing down, the nature of contingent teaching is less known. This article examines how contingent teaching directly impacts the professor's teaching. My experience teaching religious studies courses from…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Religion Studies, Time
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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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McGuire, Beverley – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article discusses an experiential teaching method that uses secular activities that are simple, accessible, and analogous to religious practice in order to facilitate comparative religious study. These "analogous activities" -- for example, social rituals, stillness, yoga, a social media fast, singing, nonviolent communication, and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Religion, Religious Education
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Fisher, Kathleen; Newton, Richard; McClymond, Kathryn – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This edited transcript of a roundtable "fishbowl" conversation at a session of the 2018 national conference of the American Academy of Religion brings three teaching scholars together around a shared reading of Jane Fried's book, "Education, Fishbowls, and Rabbit Holes: Rethinking Teaching and Liberal Education for an Interconnected…
Descriptors: Religion, Liberal Arts, Global Education, Higher Education
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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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Lamb, Lisa – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Many early efforts at teaching preaching online incurred disastrous losses in quality. Revamped versions now claim to meet, and in some areas even exceed, classroom learning effectiveness, with potentially significant gains for students from non-dominant cultures. Students preach in local ethnic and denominational contexts, so a wider range of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods, Theological Education
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