The Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education: A Critical Appraisal with Implications for Application in Theological Education

The Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education: A Critical Appraisal with Implications for Application in Theological Education

by Davina Hui Leng Soh

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These are exciting times in theological education as old models are being reassessed and teachers and schools are looking for guidance on how best to do the job and how to profitably relate to students in the ministry of teaching. Increasingly, the motif of hospitality is being used to guide our thinking and practice, but it needs a careful assessment if it is to be of maximum use to theological education today. This book provides an integrated biblical, theological, and educational rationale to inform theological educators of the place of hospitality in enhancing their quest to create more effective learning environments for the holistic formation of students. Dr Davina Soh explores key elements of hospitality such as inclusion, presence, care, and reciprocity, which when combined, can deliver the best possible educational experience for theological students and transform an entire institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783682225
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 12/14/2016
Series: ICETE Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 931 KB

About the Author

SOH HUI LENG DAVINA has a PhD in Education from Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance and lives in Singapore with her husband Casey Ng. She has been involved in ministry across South East Asia since 1978, including pastoral ministry, children and adult discipleship, and as an academic lecturer at various institutions. Her teaching areas are Greek, New Testament, and Christian Education. Teaching is her passion and she desires to learn how to teach and relate more effectively to her students, and help others to do the same.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction
Research Statement and Hypotheses
Assumptions and Delimitations
Chapter Outline
2 The Motif of Hospitality in the Literature of Christian Higher Education and Theological Education
Groundbreakers for Hospitality in Education
Hospitality as a Key Concept in Christian Higher Education
Hospitality as a Key Concept in Theological Education
3 The Motif of Hospitality as Reflected in Contemporary Educational Research and Practice, and Higher Education Literature
The Emotional and Relational Dimensions in the Teaching-Learning Process
Hospitality as a Key Concept in Higher Education Literature
Parallel Practices of Hospitality in Contemporary Higher Education Educational Practices
4 The Biblical Basis for the Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education
God as Host
Jesus as Guest-Host
5 A Critical Dialogue towards the Application of the Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education
Hospitality as a Cluster Concept
Constitutive Element 1: Inclusion
Constitutive Element 2: Presence
Constitutive Element 3: Care
Constitutive Element 4: Reciprocity
6 Conclusion
Research Statement, Hypotheses, and Findings
Significance, Limitations, and Areas for Further Research

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