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Teaching Literature as Mediation: A Christian Practice

Arlin G. Meyer

in Teaching as an Act of Faith

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222209
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222209.003.0012
Teaching Literature as                             Mediation: A Christian Practice

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The chapter begins with a description of the author's father. She describes him as someone with patience, equanimity, a sense of righteousness, and faith. She describes her father as someone who guided her in her journey and as a living witness to the presence of God in her life. The author graduated from a Christian Reformed Church and then entered teaching. The chapter lists four roles of a teacher and these are: to create a dynamic classroom environment; to identify the needs of students; to select appropriate text so that the students can engage in discussion; and to serve as mediator or channel between the truth in the subject matter and the reality.

Keywords: religion; teacher; role; journey; Christian Reformed Church; faith

Chapter.  8998 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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