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The Scope of Our Art : The Vocation of the Theological Teacher - L.Gregory Jones

The Scope of Our Art

The Vocation of the Theological Teacher

By: L.Gregory Jones (Editor), Stephanie Paulsell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th October 2001
ISBN: 9780802849588
Number Of Pages: 276

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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. 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

Introductionp. vii
Formative Practices of the Theological Teacher's Vocation
The Formation of the Scholarp. 3
Writing as a Spiritual Disciplinep. 17
Reading as a Spiritual Disciplinep. 32
Contemplation in the Midst of Chaos: Contesting the Maceration of the Theological Teacherp. 48
My Vocational Kinship with the United States' First Female Theologianp. 75
Theological Teachers in Their Classrooms
Teaching as Conversationp. 99
Teaching as a Ministry of Hopep. 120
Teaching as Cultivating Wisdom for a Complex Worldp. 135
Teaching and Learning as Ceaseless Prayerp. 155
Theological Teachers in Their Schools
"Yea, the Work of Our Hands, Establish Thou It": On Stability in the Academic Lifep. 173
Vocation in the Outbackp. 190
Negotiating the Tensions of Vocationp. 209
The Formation of Vocation--Institutional and Individualp. 225
Attending to the Collective Vocationp. 240
Contributorsp. 262
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ISBN: 9780802849588
ISBN-10: 080284958X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 25th October 2001
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41