Bible-Shaped Teaching

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Dec 17, 2014 - Religion - 92 pages
The Bible can and should be an environment in which we live and move and have our being, an environment in which we are shaped by God in different and interrelated ways. As with aspects of our physical environment, we may have never noticed many elements of this spiritual environment before or may have only the vaguest sense of their influence. While we may be more familiar with certain elements, we may not realize the full extent of their influence or be too preoccupied to see how they relate to form the larger whole of how we are shaped. This book looks one-by-one at several ways in which the Bible's environment influences us as people and, in particular, shapes our beliefs, attitudes, and practices as teachers in the classroom. It is concerned with helping readers to be, at one and the same time, faithful to our common calling as educators and faithful to the Scriptures as Christians.
 

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Contents

lifelong and lifeWide
1
What is the Bible like?
5
The power of the narrative
10
living and Teaching in the Big Story
18
Metaphors We live and Teach By
26
Biblical Models for Our Teaching
36
Biblical principles for Our Teaching
45
The Bible and the content of Our Teaching
51
living letters in the classroom
59
getting it all Together
65
Bibliography
69
Subject Index
71
Name Index
73
Scripture Index
75

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John Shortt is Senior Adviser to the European Educators' Christian Association and Professorial Fellow in Christian Education at the National Centre for Christian Education, Liverpool Hope University, England. He is co-author with Calvin College's David Smith of The Bible and the Task of Teaching (2000). He was the founding editor of Journal of Education and Christian Belief and the first director of the Charis Project, UK.

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