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Teaching as Believing

Faith in the University

Chris Anderson (author)

ISBN: 9781932792034

Publication Date: Oct 2004

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Carefully explores how a professor of faith can help a public university accomplish its pluralistic mission. Chris Anderson gives readers a book that is as much about the experience of a faithful teacher and the proper ends of education as it is about discovering the right ways to read texts - be they sacred or secular.
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The public university classroom is a place where socialization still occurs: it's where students learn to be citizens of the world. Having attended to political correctness and multi-culturalism, universities are now facing the issue of spirituality in their quest to educate the whole person. In this book, Chris Anderson takes up this task by carefully exploring how a professor of faith can help a public university accomplish its pluralistic mission. Anderson illustrates how the study of secular literature throws fresh light on the ways in which the Bible can be read. He also deftly shows how a sympathetic study of the Bible trains secular readers for understanding the abiding significance of the Western literary canon as a kind of scripture. Anderson thus gives readers a book that is as much about the experience of a faithful teacher and the proper ends of education as it is about discovering the right ways to read texts - be they sacred or secular.
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Oct 2004
Publisher Baylor University Press
Series Studies in Religion and Higher Education
Subject/s Higher & further education, tertiary education   History of religion  
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Way of the University
  • 1. Teaching Genesis as Story
  • 2. Teaching the Ecology of Mark
  • Part 2: Intersections
  • 3. The Odyssey as Eucharist
  • 4. The Confessions as a Model for the Academic Life
  • Part 3: The Way of Faith
  • 5. Moving Beyond the University
  • 6. Living the Difference
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
Chris Anderson (Ph.D. University of Washington) is Professor of English at Oregon State University, where he has taught since 1986. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including My Problem with Truth (2003), Asking Questions (2000), and Edge Effects (1993) a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction. Anderson is also a Catholic deacon and is active in parish and campus ministry.

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