Luetz, Johannes M. and Beth Green (eds.). Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Singapore: Springer, 2021.
This book reformulates Christian education as an interdisciplinary and interdenominational vocation for professionals and practitioners. It speaks directly to a range of contemporary contexts with the aim of encouraging conceptual, empirical and practice-informed innovation to build the field of Christian education research. The book invites readers to probe questions concerning epistemologies, ethics, pedagogies and curricula, using multidisciplinary research approaches. By helping thinkers to believe and believers to think, the book seeks to stimulate constructive dialogue about what it means to innovate Christian education research today. Chapters are organised into three main sections. Following an introduction to the volume's guiding framework and intended contribution (Chapter 1), Part 1 features conceptual perspectives and comprises research that develops theological, philosophical and theoretical discussion of Christian education (Chapters 2-13). Part 2 encompasses empirical research that examines data to test theory, answer big questions and develop our understanding of Christian education (Chapters 14-18). Finally, Part 3 reflects on contemporary practice contexts and showcases examples of emerging research agendas in Christian education (Chapters 19-24).
Table of Contents
Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives—An Introductory Overview / Johannes M. Luetz and Beth Green – Part I. Conceptual: Research that Develops Theological, Philosophical and Theoretical Discussion of Christian Education – Present Tense, Christian Education in Secular Time / Beth Green – Thinking as Christian Virtue: Reason and persuasion for a Fractious Age / Mark Stephens – Home-Coming: Restoring a Theology of Place Within Christian Education / Darren Iselin – Christian Higher Education: Capturing a Personal Passionate Profession / Beverley Norsworthy – Towards a Conceptual Model for Biblical Transformative Online Learning / Elizabeth Beech -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Christo-ecclesial Unity in Christian Higher Education / D.J. Konz – In Search of a Redeemed and Redeeming Epistemology for Cross-Cultural Educational Research: A Biblical Narrative Perspective on Straussian Grounded Theory / Joseph R. Leopard – Developing a Research and Scholarship Framework: An Australian Christian Higher Education Case Study / Denise A Austin and David Perry – Christian Higher Education: A Frog in the Kettle or a Light on the Hill? / Craig B. Murison – Clarifying Australian Christian School Purposes in the Neoliberal Marketplace / Jacqueline Greentree – Do We Live in a Pluralist Society Any More? Christian Education as a Case Study / James Dalziel – A Reason for Revelation: The Place of Sacred Texts in Secular Middle-School Science Curricula / David M. Benson – Part II. Empirical: Research that Examines Data to Test Theory, Answer Big Questions and Develop our Understanding of Christian Education – Distinctively Christian Higher Education as the Wholistic Formation of Students / Sunaina Gowan and Maureen Miner – Art Therapy and Prison Chaplaincy: A Review of Contemporary Practices Considering New Testament Teachings / Sarah Tucker and Johannes M. Luetz – Cupbearers to the King: Humility, Hope and Hospitality for Formational Practice / Andrew Butcher and Beverley Norsworthy – The Imaginarium of Narrative in Christian Curriculum Design: A Case Study from Saint Kentigern College, Auckland / Hugh P. Kemp – Training Requirements for Entry-Level Ministry-Ready Pentecostal Leaders / Christine J. Chapman – Part III. Practice: Research that Reflects on Contemporary Practice Context and Showcases Opportunities for Future Christian Education Inquiry. – Faith, Facts, and Feelings: Christian Persuasion in Our Post-secular Age / Daniel J. Paterson – Towards an Embodied Pedagogy in Educating for Creation Care / Graham Buxton, Johannes M. Luetz, and Sally Shaw – Priceless Perspectives: Equippping Students to Think Critically About the Abortion Discourse / Julie Robinson, Nicole Stirling, and Sharon Barendse – Towards Intercultural Literacy – A Literature Review on Immersive Cross-Cultural Experiences and Intercultural Competency / Wendy Nelson and Johannes M. Luetz – Universal Design for Learning in Christian Higher Education: Inclusive Practices for Students with and Without Disability / Louise Gosbell – Sexual Addiction and Christian Education / Fakri Seyed Aghamiri and Johannes M. Luetz
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