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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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Hill, Jack A. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2005
How can teaching and living abroad impact our teaching in North America? This article explores how what I do teaching religion and ethics to undergraduates at Texas Christian University has been influenced by twelve years of teaching in the two-thirds world. It is structured in terms of three insights that correlate with what I call the past,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Religious Education, Ethical Instruction
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Lincoln, Timothy D. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
This research report interprets data from a 1902 survey of directors of Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs regarding the competency of faculty members viewed through the interpretive lens of peer review. According to directors, faculty members are more competent in teaching theological reflection than in teaching social science methods, despite…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Faculty Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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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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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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