Bonhoeffer, Practices, and Pedagogy
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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 will explore this question through students’ responses to a recent course on Bonhoeffer that sought to integrate an emphasis on formative practice.
David Smith is a world leader in the integration of pedagogy and the Christian faith. Currently the director of Graduate Studies in Education at Calvin College, he recently authored a book entitled, Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning (Eerdmans, 2011). Read his full bio.
Join us for this free Evening Public Lecture. Our lectures tend to draw large crowds, so plan to arrive early for a good seat.
David Smith is teaching the course Teaching, Imagination, and Christian Practice at Regent College this summer. Deepen your theological imagination and gain fresh perspective on how the act of teaching can be truly Christian.
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