The Scope Of Our Art

The Scope Of Our Art

by L. Gregory Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 080284958X

ISBN-13: 9780802849588

Pub. Date: 10/25/2001

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

In The Scope of Our Art a diverse group of theological teachers explores the spiritual dimensions of their vocation as religious educators. Drawing on a rich array of resources, including Scripture, The Rule of St.Benedict, medieval women mystics, the Methodist theologian Georgia Harkness, and Simone Weil, as well as their own teaching experiences, the contributors

Overview

In The Scope of Our Art a diverse group of theological teachers explores the spiritual dimensions of their vocation as religious educators. Drawing on a rich array of resources, including Scripture, The Rule of St.Benedict, medieval women mystics, the Methodist theologian Georgia Harkness, and Simone Weil, as well as their own teaching experiences, the contributors discuss the vital relationships between academic and spiritual formation, religious commitments and teaching practices, and individual and institutional vocation.
Contributors:
Michael Battle
W. Clark Gilpin
Paul J. Griffiths
L. Gregory Jones
Rosemary Skinner Keller
Lois Malcolm
Claire Mathews McGinnis
Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Frederick Norris
Stephanie Paulsell
Phillis Sheppard
Susan Simonaitis
Gordon T. Smith
Leanne Van Dyk
Paul Wadell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802849588
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
10/25/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
607,414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Formative Practices of the Theological Teacher's Vocation
The Formation of the Scholar3
Writing as a Spiritual Discipline17
Reading as a Spiritual Discipline32
Contemplation in the Midst of Chaos: Contesting the Maceration of the Theological Teacher48
My Vocational Kinship with the United States' First Female Theologian75
Theological Teachers in Their Classrooms
Teaching as Conversation99
Teaching as a Ministry of Hope120
Teaching as Cultivating Wisdom for a Complex World135
Teaching and Learning as Ceaseless Prayer155
Theological Teachers in Their Schools
"Yea, the Work of Our Hands, Establish Thou It": On Stability in the Academic Life173
Vocation in the Outback190
Negotiating the Tensions of Vocation209
The Formation of Vocation--Institutional and Individual225
Attending to the Collective Vocation240
Contributors262

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