Bonhoeffer, Practices, and Pedagogy

Speaker(s): David I. Smith
Date: July 24 2013
Length: 75min
Product ID: RGDL4300Q

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In the 1930s Dietrich Bonhoeffer ran an underground seminary in Nazi Germany offering theological education with a strong emphasis on daily communal practices. He described these practices in Life Together, a classic that remains challenging. What might it mean to teach this book? Instead of absorbing it into our standard classroom practices, what if we took it seriously as offering a vision of Christian learning? David Smith explores this question through students' responses to a recent course on Bonhoeffer that sought to integrate an emphasis on formative practice.

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David I. Smith, BA (Oxford), PGCE (University of Nottingham), MPhilF (Institute for Christian Studies), PhD (University of London), is Director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning; Associate Professor of German, Calvin College.

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