TEACHING AS A SACRAMENTAL ACT
MARY ELIZABETH MOORE
ISBN/Prod. Code: 0-8298-1647-X
Moore asserts that Christian vocation, and the teaching vocation in particular, can be best understood as sacramental, mediating the grace of God through ordinary creation for the sanctification of human life and the well-being of all creation. She develops her argument through three important factors: a historical-theological analysis of the Christian sacraments and sacramentality; a phenomenological study of teaching events; and a description of six sacramental movements and corresponding teaching practices informed by Jewish-Christian traditions and Eucharistic practices. The nine detailed chapters include: Searching for the Sacred; Sacred Teaching; Education as Sacrament; Expecting the Unexpected; Remembering the Dismembered; Seeking Reversals; Giving Thanks; Nourishing Life; Reconstructing Community and Repairing the World; and Mapping the Future of Sacramental Teaching. Teaching as a Sacramental Act is ideal for students, pastors, Christian educators, spiritual directors, and pastoral caregivers who want to rethink and reshape the teaching ministry of the church.
MARY ELIZABETH MOORE is professor of religion and education, and director of the Program for Women in Theology and Ministry at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of Covenant and Call: Mission of the Future Church (2003), Ministering with the Earth (1998), Teaching from the Heart: Theology and Educational Method (1991), and Education for Continuity and Change: A New Model for Christian Religious Education (1983). Moore lives in Atlanta.
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