The Scope Of Our Art

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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.
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
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Formative Practices of the Theological Teacher's Vocation
The Formation of the Scholar 3
Writing as a Spiritual Discipline 17
Reading as a Spiritual Discipline 32
Contemplation in the Midst of Chaos: Contesting the Maceration of the Theological Teacher 48
My Vocational Kinship with the United States' First Female Theologian 75
Theological Teachers in Their Classrooms
Teaching as Conversation 99
Teaching as a Ministry of Hope 120
Teaching as Cultivating Wisdom for a Complex World 135
Teaching and Learning as Ceaseless Prayer 155
Theological Teachers in Their Schools
"Yea, the Work of Our Hands, Establish Thou It": On Stability in the Academic Life 173
Vocation in the Outback 190
Negotiating the Tensions of Vocation 209
The Formation of Vocation - Institutional and Individual 225
Attending to the Collective Vocation 240
Contributors 262
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