Teaching for Change: Essays on Pedagogy, Gender and Theology in Africa

222 pages - 245mm x 175mm
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Contributors from various theological higher education institutions in South Africa and beyond come together to reflect on the best pedagogical practices to teach on often complex issues of gender, sexual orientation, race, and class, and on how they impact on health in our classrooms, in our churches, and in the communities where we live and work.

Introduction – L. Juliana Claassens, Charlene van der Walt and Funlola O. Olojede
Section 1 Storytelling and Transformation
Chapter 1 Moral Imagination: Stories That Inspire a Quest for Change – Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Chapter 2 The Case of the Trafficked Princesses (Jer 40-44): Trauma Hermeneuticsas Pedagogical Tool for Teaching on Gender-Based Violence – L. Juliana Claassens
Chapter 3 The Rape of The Levite’s Concubine and Karoo Moose: Pedagogical Tools in Transforming a Rape Culture – Renate van der Westhuizen (with L. Juliana Claassens)
Chapter 4 Through an Immigrant’s Eyes: Effects of Migration on Women and Children in the Light of Migration Stories in Genesis 12-50 – Funlola O. Olojede
Section 2 Sexual Diversity and Encounter
Chapter 5 Deploying Indecent Literary and Socio-Historical Detail for Change: Genesis 2:18-24 as a Resource for Choice of Sexual Partner – Gerald O. West
Chapter 6 Having Difficult Conversations: Engaging Film as a Reflective Surface to Encourage Dynamic Intersectional Encounters – Charlene van der Walt
Chapter 7 Co-Creating Transformative Spaces through Dialogue: Inclusive and Affirming Ministries’ Partnership with the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University – Michelle Boonzaaier and Charlene van der Walt
Chapter 8 Reimagining Sin? Nurturing Youth Spiritualities for Social Justice – Selina Palm
Section 3 Towards Transformative Social Action
Chapter 9 Pushing Boundaries Toward Transformation Through the Political Theology of Dorothee Soelle and Denise Ackermann – Tanya van Wyk
Chapter 10 HIV and Faith: Shaping the Response from Rhetoric into Transformative Social Action – Beverley Haddad
Chapter 11 The Colour of Change: Identity Matters, Christian Faith and Resistance in the HIV and AIDS Pandemic – Cheryl B. Anderson
Chapter 12 Conflict in Conflict: Mobilising Against Violence Against Women and Girls in Local Faith Communities in Areas Affected by Armed Conflict – Elisabet le Roux
List of Contributors