Teaching That Transforms: Worship as the Heart of Christian Education

Teaching That Transforms: Worship as the Heart of Christian Education

by Debra Dean Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556350996

ISBN-13: 9781556350993

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

Demonstrates the necessity of putting worship at the center of Christian education and formation.

Overview

Demonstrates the necessity of putting worship at the center of Christian education and formation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556350993
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue9
Part 1The Problem with Religious Education
1Understanding Religion: Religious Education as Quest for Transcendence29
Introduction
The Invention of Religion
Getting Outside Ourselves: The Fallacy of Perspective
Splitting the Difference: Jews and Christians in Dialogue
Summary
2Freedom and Justice for All: Religious Education as Modern Project49
Introduction
Religious Education as Spiritual Endeavor
Christian Education and the Kingdom of God
Freedom For and Freedom From
Christian Religious Education and the Cause of Justice
Justice, Love, and the Common Good
Summary
3Faith and the Public Good: Religious Education as Responsible Citizenship73
Introduction
The Bible and Religious Education
"Has God Only One Blessing?" Judaism in Christian Terms
Repairing the World
The "Public Church": Citizenship and Discipleship
Summary
Part 2Pedagogy without Apology
4Worship and Catechesis: Knowledge, Desire, and Christian Formation97
Introduction
Knowledge and Conversion
Knowledge and Worship
Knowledge and Difference
Knowledge and Communion
Knowledge and the Triune God
Knowledge and Discipleship
Knowledge and Desire
Summary
5Entrance: What We Bring with Us to Worship117
Introduction
Consumerism, Narcissism, and the Therapeutic Sensibility
Church, Consumerism, and the Loss of Embodiment
Nationalism and Christianity
"O Say Can You See": Nationalism, Worship, and Christian Formation
Summary
6Proclamation and Response: The Formative Power of Word and Water143
Introduction
Preaching as Formation: Shaping Character and Community
Preaching and Imagination: Transforming Vision
Preaching and Catechesis: Challenging the Myths
Preaching as Counterformation: Reshaping Character and Community
Response to the Word: Baptism and Identity
Baptismal Crisis: Family Idolatry and the Dangers of Parody
Baptismal Catechesis: Christian Initiation in the Early Church
Extraliturgical Catechesis: Teaching about the Baptismal Life
Summary
7Thanksgiving and Communion: The Formative Power of Prayer and Eucharist173
Introduction
The Opening Prayer: "Collecting" Ourselves before God
Prayers of Confession: Telling the Truth about Ourselves
Prayers of the People: Remembering the World before God
The Eucharist as Imaginative Act
Strategic Imagination: Ritual and Resistance
The Great Thanksgiving: Prayer and Communion
Eucharistic Catechesis: Teaching about Communion
Summary
8Sending Forth: The Liturgy after the Liturgy209
Introduction
Sent Forth: Liturgy and Ethics, Worship and Witness
Sent Forth: Catechesis after the Liturgy
Summary
Notes221
Works Cited247
Acknowledgments255

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