Teaching Theology & Religion

Cover image for Vol. 20 Issue 3

Edited By: Thomas Pearson; Director of the Wabash Center: Nadine S. Pence

Online ISSN: 1467-9647

Highlights Virtual Issue

Free Highlights from Teaching Theology & Religion

Good teaching and learning are essential for the vitality and effectiveness of departments and institutions of higher education engaged in the study of religion and theology. Founded in 1998 and published in association with the Wabash Center, Teaching Theology & Religion sustains a new international discourse among faculty members about teaching and learning in the several sub-disciplines in the study of religion. The level of discourse and the quality of the journal are establishing teaching and learning as an equal partner in scholarly publication.

In this highlights issue, available only online, the editorial team has selected some of the best articles, and book reviews published in Teaching Theology & Religion from 1998 to the present day. These manuscripts make for interesting reading. They also provide exemplary models for the sorts of submissions we are eager to receive and publish.


Learning to Drink Deeply from Books: Using Experiential Assignments to Teach Concepts
Ann M. Burlein (Volume 14, Issue 2)

Let Us Pray: Classroom Worship in Theological Education
Brent Laytham (Volume 13, Issue 2)

On Qualifying Religious Literacy: Recent Debates on Higher Education and Religious Studies in Japan
Satoko Fujiwara (Volume 13, Issue 3)

Rethinking Classroom Diversity: Three Student Cultures in a Mainline Seminary
Christopher H. Evans (Volume 10, Issue 4)

Weakness, Belonging and the ‘Intercordia Experience’: The Logic and Limits of Dissonance as a Transformative Learning Tool
Reid B. Locklin (Volume 13, Issue 1)

Teaching the Bible in the Context of General Education
Jonathan Z. Smith (Volume 1, Issue 2)

The Scholarship of Teaching in Theology and Religion: A Wabash Center Advisory Committee Conversation
Charles R. Foster (Volume 5, Issue 4)


In the Classroom

Tools and Raw Materials in a Workshop for Critical Thought
Mark D. Hulsether (Volume 12, Issue 1: 1000 word call)

Yes, I Use a Textbook (Now)
David Cloutier (Volume 12, Issue 4: 1000 word call)

Should We Be Teaching the Historical Critical Method?
A.K.M. Adam, Richard Ascough, Sandra Gravett, Alice Hunt, Dale Martin, Edward Wimberly and Seung Ai Yang (Volume 12, Issue 2: Conversation)

AAR 09 Formation in the Classroom
Fred Glennon, Douglas Jacobsen, Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, John J. Thatamanil, Amanda Porterfield and Mary Elizabeth Moore (Volume 14, Issue 4: Forum)

Asynchronous Writing Assignments Using the Writing Rubric
Jeffery Galle (Volume 13, Issue 4: 400 word Teaching Tactic)

Discussing Sermon Texts: New Breathing Spaces
Susan K. Hedahl (Volume 14, Issue 1: 400 word Teaching Tactic)

Let Me Entertain You: The Exciting Perks and Perils of Teaching American Religion as a Vaudeville (or Burlesque?) Performer
Katy E Shrout (Volume 12, Issue 4: Metaphor for teaching)

Debating Paul
David Torbett (Volume 10, Issue 4)

The Use Value of Fight Club in Teaching Theories of Religion
William E. Smith (Volume 11, Issue 2)

Transforming to Teach: Teaching Religion to Today’s Black College Student
Monica A. Coleman (Volume 10, Issue 2)

Webbing the Common Good: Virtual Environment, Incarnated Community, and Education for the Reign of God
Helen M. Blier (Volume 11, Issue 1)

Getting Out of the Way: A Strategy for Engaging Students in Collaborative Learning
Judith Berling (Volume 1, Issue 1)

Writing Discernment in Theological Education
Jane McAvoy and Deborah Core (Volume 3, Issue 1)


Book Reviews

Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools (Religion in America Series)
David H. Kelsey (Volume 2, Issue 1)

Teaching the Bible: The Discourses and Politics of Biblical Pedagogy
Mary Boys (Volume 3, Issue 2)

God’s Wisdom: Toward a Theology of Education
David H. Kelsey (Volume 3, Issue 2)

Teaching Asian America: Diversity and the Problem of Community
Tat-siong Benny Liew (Volume 4, Issue 3)

The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education
David D. Hall (Volume 5, Issue 2)

The Feminist Classroom: Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Privilege, expanded edition
Joyce Ann Mercer (Volume 5, Issue 3)

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut
Patricia O’Connell Killen (Volume 5, Issue 3)

Educating for Life: Reflections on Christian Teaching and Learning
William C. Placher (Volume 8, Issue 4)

Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice
Robert C. Fennell (Volume 13, Issue 1)

Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind
Joanne Maguire Robinson (Volume 13, Issue 3)

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching
Kathleen Roberts Skerrett (Volume 14, Issue 2)

Save the World on Your Own Time
Sara M. Patterson (Volume 14, Issue 4)

Encountering Faith in the Classroom: Turning Difficult Discussions into Constructive Engagement
Patricia O’Connell Killen (Volume 14, Issue 4)

Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices
Reid B. Locklin (Volume 15, Issue 2)