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Jesus as a Teacher: A Multidisciplinary Case Study


reviewed by Nick L. Smith 1995

coverTitle: Jesus as a Teacher: A Multidisciplinary Case Study
Author(s): James T. Dillon
Publisher: International Scholars Publications, Location Unknown
ISBN: 1883255740, Pages: , Year: 1995
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By studying master teachers we can learn about teaching. By applying modern conceptions of teaching, learning, competency, and effectiveness in the study of historical master teachers, we learn not only about the master teacher, but also about the limits of our current conceptions. In Jesus as a Teacher: A Multidisciplinary Case Study, James T. Dillon presents a scholarly, highly original analysis that leads inexorably to an intellectually honest and nonpatronizing view of Jesus as a teacher. The book provides new insight into the high competence of Jesus as a teacher, confronts us with the meager evidence of his teaching effectiveness, and illustrates the limited scope of our present conceptions of teaching and learning. Dillon poses eight questions, each of which serves as a subtitle for a chapter. The eight chapters can be grouped into three sets: three largely descriptive chapters that discuss "Who was Jesus?" (Chapter 1), "Where and when did Jesus teach?" (Chapter 3), and "Who were the people taught by Jesus?" (Chapter 4); three... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 2, 1995, p. 338-342
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1439, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:53:01 PM

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