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God Our Teacher

God Our Teacher

by Robert W. Pazmino


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Noted Christian education professor and theorist Robert W. Pazmino shares the theological essentials to guide faithful educational thought and practices in the third millennium. He explores a prepositional theology that deepens the relationships between God and us through our teaching and learning together with spiritual wisdom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498297714
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 747,926
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Pazmino is Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1986. He has also taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and other theological schools across the United States. He is the author of several books, including Foundational Issues in Christian Education (2008), So What Makes Our Teaching Christian? (2008), Doing Theological Research (2009), and A Boy Grows in Brooklyn (2014). He serves as a national consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 God For Us: The Trinity and Teaching 15

2 God Despite Us: Sin and Salvation 37

3 God With Us: Jesus, the Master Teacher 59

4 God In Us: The Holy Spirit and Teaching 87

5 God Through Us: The Church and Teaching 113

6 God Beyond Us: Our Future in Christian Education 133

Conclusion 159

Appendix: Crossing Over to Postmodernity: Educational Invitations 161

Notes 173

Select Bibliography 189

Index 195

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"Here is a book that can be read for many purposes: as a substantial review of the calling of education in the mission of the church, as a challenging text on the theological foundations of Christian education, and as a stretching exercise for those who are serious about the educational and missional aspects of ministry."

—Ted Ward, Michigan State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, emeritus

"A refreshing and wise look at the teaching ministry of the church. Pazmino has done well at grounding his reflection in a winsome and irenic historic orthodoxy."

—Jim Wilhoit, Wheaton College

"God Our Teacher explores the important roles of the Trinity in teaching ministries. Pazmino serves the reader well in his call for balancing unity and diversity and engaging the world in a holistic ministry of teaching."

—Cathy Stonehouse, Asbury Theological Seminary

"This book presents a balanced view that is continually framed by biblical boundaries and demonstrates Pazmino's encyclopedic grasp of the resources that have stimulated his thinking."

—Julie Gorman, Fuller Theological Seminary

"God Our Teacher is a carefully crafted, robust, and theologically grounded vision for Christian education. A worthwhile read for anyone committed to the teaching ministry of the church."

—Robert Drovdahl, Seattle Pacific University

"God Our Teacher is different from typical books on teaching and learning in that it begins with Scripture and presents a theologically informed perspective for Christian education."

—Dennis E. Williams, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"No contemporary educator more creatively develops teaching metaphors or is better able to design theologically strong models for Christian education than Robert Pazmino."

—Marlene LeFever, author of Creative Teaching Methods and Learning Styles

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