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Teaching Religion and Violence$
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Brian K. Pennington

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372427

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.001.0001

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Violence and Religion in the Christian Tradition

Violence and Religion in the Christian Tradition

(p.94) Chapter 4 Violence and Religion in the Christian Tradition
Teaching Religion and Violence

William Morrow

Oxford University Press

This essay advocates the use of problem-based learning in teaching Christianity and violence because students will enter the course perceiving the nexus between these two categories as puzzling. Problem-based learning can examine representative texts, rituals, and incidents and provide interpretative models for analyzing them. Framing the Christian tradition in terms of the myth of redemptive violence and economies of sacrifice equips students to employ problem-based learning to such topics in Christian history as the crucifixion, martyrdom, heroic asceticism, the Crusades, witch hunts, and colonialism, each of which this essay develops as a topic for classroom exploration.

Keywords:   problem-based learning, redemptive violence, economies of sacrifice, crucifixion, martyrdom, asceticism, Crusades, witch hunts, colonialism

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