By What Authority Do We Teach?: Sources for Empowering Christian Educators

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Overview

"To reject power and its legitimate use is ultimately to reject God's gift and intention for Christians as we live in the world," writes Robert W. Pazmino.

He defines what authority is and how it is perceived by and operates in various Christian communities. He applies these factors and the need for confident, authoritative teachers specifically to the ministry of Christian education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579109493
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Pazmino is Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. He also taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books, including: By What Authority Do We Teach?: Sources for Empowering Christians Educators (1994); Basics of Teaching for Christians:Preparation, Instruction, and Evaluation (1998): and God Our Teacher: Theological Basics in Christian Education (2001). He has also published articles in Religious Education and Christian Education Journal. He holds a B.A. from Bucknell University , a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in cooperation with Union Seminary. He is ordained in the American Baptist Churches.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1 Authority of God and God's Call 15
2 Authority in the Faith Community 37
3 Authority of One's Person and Gifts 59
4 Authority of One's Experience 77
5 Authority of One's Expertise and Study 97
6 Authority of Truth in an Age of Pluralism 119
Select Bibliography 147
Index of Subjects 151
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