Friday, January 06, 2006


TTTH806 Contemporary Theology

20Th-Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age (Paperback)
by Stanley J. Grenz, Roger E. Olson
Paperback: 393 pages
Publisher: InterVarsity Press (January 1, 1997)

Skim Notes: Grenz and Olson intend to guide the readers through what they perceive to be the main current of theology for the twentieth century. It is not a synopsis of thinkers and their thoughts but a story of theology in a transitional age. They offer an interpretive tool: the tension between divine transcendence and divine immanence.

Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
by David Ford (Editor), Rachel Muers (Editor)
Paperback: 819 pages
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers; 3rd edition (August 15, 2005)

Skim Notes: Ford and Muers intend this book to be used is to “…prepare for, accompany, and aid reflection on the study of texts” (viii).

Christianity And The Postmodern Turn: Six Views (Paperback)by Myron B. Penner (Editor)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Brazos Press (July 1, 2005)

Skim Notes: Penner and the contributors intend to "...provide Christians a clear introduction to the issues of concern precipitated by the postmodern turn in philosophy and, hopefully, to remove some of the confusion surrounding these concerns” (15). This book provides a forum for the two sides to speak with each other rather than past each other. The essays reflect a range of interpretations of and responses to the postmodern turn.

TTCE724 Advanced Methods of Educational Instruction

Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject (Paperback)
by Mel Silberman
Paperback: 189 pages
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 1 edition (February 20, 1996)

Skim Notes: Silberman intends to provide specific, practical strategies designed to enliven the classroom, deepen learning, and deepen retention. He gives concrete advice on how to install active learning in any classroom.

Basics of Teaching for Christians: Preparation, Instruction, and Evaluation (Paperback)
by Robert W. Pazmino
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Baker Book House (July 1, 1998)

Skim Notes: Pazmino presents teaching for Christians as a ministry in partnership with God and having Christian distinctives. He explores teaching in three phases: planning, implementing, and evaluating. His underlying metaphor is “…artfully setting an inviting table that welcomes all to participate and results in joyous celebration’ (11).

The Craft of Teaching : A Guide to Mastering the Professor's Art

by Kenneth E. Eble
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (March 4, 1994)

Skim Notes: Eble focuses on teaching. He says that “…what underlies teaching is the unquenchable human desire to learn. Responding to that desire, wherever and whatever one teaches, is reason enough for working at one’s craft” (xii).

Mckeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research And Theory for College And University Teachers (Paperback)

by Wilbert J. McKeachie, Marilla Svinicki
Paperback: 407 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 12th edition (August 1, 2005)

Skim Notes: In this twelth edition, McKeachie and Svinicki present teaching tips supported by discussion of relevant research and theory. They stress learner centered teaching and suggest strategies to consider and modify as needed.


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