Teaching as a Sacramental Act (Moore)
"The book is a reminder of the holy power of teaching in fresh ways."
The Teaching Ministry of the Church
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.
The author 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.
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.
About the Author
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. Her books include 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.
Paperback: 242 pages