Christian Religious Education Curriculum Essay

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Proposed Topic
Matthew 28:18-20 taught by the central protagonist of the Christian faith, Jesus Christ, shares the objective of the Christian faith as it pertains to functional Christian ministry and advancing the mobility of the Christian faith within Christian education. This passage of scripture, explains the necessity of being a disciple of Jesus Christ and the spreading of the Gospel both foreign and domestic in the attempts of making more disciples of Jesus Christ. Ultimately disciple making is the major crux of action on the part of the Christian in order to spread the Christian faith and satisfying the command of Jesus Christ.
The word “disciple,” “μαθητεύσατε,” (Aland, Aland, Black, Martini, Metzger, & Wikgren, 1993) within this passage can mean, “to be a follower” (Swanson, 1997) or “to be a pupil, with implication of being an adherent of the teacher.” (Arndt, Danker, & Bauer, 2000). Ultimately a disciple is one who patterns their lives to that of their teacher, whom within the Christian religion is Jesus Christ.
Within the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Jesus is often identified as, “Teacher,” and is seen utilizing a unique pedagogical approach of which ignites life transformation of the individual. The Theological pattern in practice from this type of transformation is that the individual would go back into their social domain in which they reside and make an impact for Jesus Christ in turn igniting sociological transformation. Passages of scripture such as Matthew 16:13-20, Matthew 22:23-44, Mark 12:28-40, Luke 9:18-27, Luke 8:26-39, and Luke 20:1-18 display glimpses of Jesus’ pedagogy as He serves as teacher/facilitator within a dialogue asking probing questions utilizing a Socratic methodological approach. Stuart explains that the teaching approach, in which Jesus utilized throughout His ministry, is unrivaled and possesses an enormous influential effect upon the learner (Stewart, 2000). This Socratic teaching methodology of Jesus, in the Scriptures has even been adopted and demonstrated within the writings of His disciples, with it prominently seen within the life of Paul and his Pauline epistles of which ultimately lead to the promotion of sociological transformation.
This type of Socratic methodology seen within the teachings of both Jesus and His disciples led towards the promotion of sociological transformation and therefore has sparked the motivation towards the constructing of the research focus, “Teaching for sociological transformation: The pedagogy of Christian religious education and the need to employ the “Socratic Method” in order to promote sociological transformation within African American communities.” This assignment, observing the research topic focus of which was gained from the second activity within this course, will develop a Statement of Research Problem of which will assist within the later developments of the dissertation.
The purpose of this research study is to...

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