TeachingRoundtable Uncovering the "Religious" in Religious History

AHA Session 275
Sunday, January 9, 2011: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Clarendon Room (Marriott Boston Copley Place)
Mark McGarvie, University of Richmond
Why is Religion Always About Something Else?
Richard Schaefer, Plattsburgh (State University of New York)
Religious History as Religious Studies
Kathryn Lofton, Yale University
Religious History as Intellectual History
Mark McGarvie, University of Richmond
Using Religion to Teach History Teachers
John White, University of Dayton

Session Abstract

This panel aims to explore and examine how teachers and professors think about religion and how that translates into teaching in their classrooms.  By approaching religious history as an intellectual pursuit, as a tool for the construction of historical skills, or for its spiritual and religious meanings, the scholars on this panel will offer multiple interpretations and ideas for teaching on how to approach teaching the topic.

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