Monday, 22 February 2016

Teaching and Christian Imagination

Teaching and Christian Imagination is a new book published in January this year. Two of the authors, David Smith and Barbara Carvill, are connected to ICS: David is an alumnus and Barbara is a FICS Board member and a past Senator. Content in one part of the book was first presented in an ICS Worldview Lecture that David gave some years ago, and there are even a couple of ideas that he first developed in an MPhilF class with Bob Sweetman in the 1990s.

From the publisher's website:
This book offers an energizing Christian vision for the art of teaching. The authors — experienced teachers themselves — encourage teacher-readers to reanimate their work by imagining it differently. David Smith and Susan Felch, along with Barbara Carvill, Kurt Schaefer, Timothy Steele, and John Witvliet, creatively use three metaphors — journeys and pilgrimages, gardens and wilderness, buildings and walls — to illuminate a fresh vision of teaching and learning. Stretching beyond familiar clich├ęs, they infuse these metaphors with rich biblical echoes and theological resonances that will inform and inspire Christian teachers everywhere.
To order the book or learn more information, visit the publisher's website at www.eerdmans.com/Products/7323/teaching-and-christian-imagination.aspx