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Hill, Susan E. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
This paper explores the use of the educational pilgrimage as an active learning strategy in the introductory world religions course. As we study pilgrimages from different religious traditions throughout the semester using Victor Turner as our theoretical guide, students also plan their own campus pilgrimage, paying homage to sites that help them…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Religion Studies, Active Learning, Theory Practice Relationship
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Jinkins, Michael – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
The following essay is based on an oral presentation, "On Being a Good Teacher and a Good Writer," which the author was asked to make for the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, March 16, 2003. The purpose of the presentation was to encourage conversation among theological educators on the character of their vocation. A panel discussion of…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Theological Education, College Faculty, Teaching (Occupation)
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Yaghjian, Lucretia B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
In order to teach theological reflection well, it is necessary to teach students how to write it well. This paper probes the writing of theological reflection as a rhetorical process and a theological practice by (1) situating theological reflection broadly within a "correlation" model, adapted for theological writers; (2) identifying two…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Reflection
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Smith, Lawanda – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
Southern fiction writer Flannery O'Connor once characterized the South as Christ-haunted, and having taught in the South for eight years now, I have come to appreciate O'Connor's evaluation. Most of the students I encounter understand one predominant way to practice Christian faith: assent to propositional theology. Most of them either accept this…
Descriptors: Christianity, Philosophy, Literary Genres, Course Organization
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Berkwitz, Stephen C. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
This article responds to the exponential growth in academic textbooks on Western or American Buddhism by arguing that popular trade books written by Buddhist teachers in the West make more effective tools for teaching and learning about the growth of Buddhism in western societies. The use of such texts in the classroom provides students with…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Misconceptions, Textbooks, Critical Thinking
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Desjardins, Michel – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
This article presents a particular teaching strategy that involves using food playfully in the classroom in order to change the mood, generate different forms of learning, and prod students to connect food and religion. I offer a rationale for teaching with food, then provide an application from a university course on Gnosticism. My goal is to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Food, Religion Studies, College Instruction
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Esselman, Thomas – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
While electronic learning is transforming the face of higher education today, some in the theological community question whether it is appropriate for the specific goals of graduate level theological formation for ministry. Drawing on the work of one theological faculty, this article answers yes. The author describes the school's hybrid model of…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Electronic Learning, Graduate Study, Distance Education
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Solvang, Elna K. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
The Bible is a non-western text subject to a variety of interpretations and applications--constructive and destructive. The academic study of the Bible, therefore, requires critical thinking skills and the ability to engage with diversity. The reality is that most first-year college students have not yet developed these skills. Rather than bemoan…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, College Freshmen, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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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
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Wimberly, Anne E. Streaty – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
Using an autobiographical approach for pedagogical reflection, the author raises questions about how to include "hospitable kinship" and "gift exchange" in teaching and learning. Her experience with a Zimbabwean community circle of hospitable kinship has prompted her to consider how this method of community formation might be…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Teaching Methods, Theological Education, Autobiographies
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West, Gerald Oakley – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
A case of community-based service learning in the School of Theology at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa is analyzed for what it means to teach biblical studies in an African context where biblical scholarship is partially constituted by ordinary African readers of the Bible and where context is a central pedagogical…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Universities, Service Learning, Foreign Countries
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Hinnells, John R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
This article looks at policies of the British Government relating to teaching, the curriculum, and research and how they impact Theology and Religious Studies (TRS). It reflects on the use of Government funding to steer research outputs and to focus such activity on a small number of selected institutions. It further discusses Government attempts…
Descriptors: Government (Administrative Body), Educational Policy, Religion Studies, Theological Education
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Delamarter, Steve – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
This essay explores the terrain of technology in theological education and offers a typology for how technology is used in seminary contexts. The author surveys 43 seminaries in North America to gain insight into the attitudes of faculty toward the use of technology in their teaching and for use in the preparation of ministers. Reflections on the…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Technology Uses in Education, Classification, Church Related Colleges
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Williams, Raymond B.; Massaro, Thomas J.; Airhart, Phyllis D.; Zikmund, Barbara Brown – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
Participants in a Wabash Center consultation on vocation discussed the variety of expectations, opportunities, and challenges that create contexts for teaching as they move through careers. These essays emerge from the experiences and reflections of four participants about different stages of careers in diverse contexts. Tom Massaro writes from…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), College Faculty, Career Development, Tenure
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Ok, Uzeyir – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
This study ventures to sketch the dimensions of stress in religious thinking among young Muslims studying theology in Turkish universities and the ways in which these tensions are handled in educational institutions. As a result of a review of related literature, together with the use of a questionnaire with 382 respondents and interviews with 15…
Descriptors: Muslims, College Students, Religious Factors, Anxiety
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