Teaching Guide for Beyond the Written Word
Exploring Faith through Christian Art
Edited by Christine Schmertz Navarro
Only in the past few hundred years has reading been the primary way of teaching religion. For centuries, religious education relied on hearing and seeing. Religious education can benefit by returning to the ages-old methods of hearing and seeing to complement reading. Beyond the Written Word: Exploring Faith through Christian Art and this teaching guide enable you to make one of the old ways—seeing—available to 21st-century students. This teaching guide offers a brief history of Christian art, an explanation of the value of art in religious education today, a survey of the student book Beyond the Written Word: Exploring Faith through Christian Art, and some hints for starting out.
Copyright: March 16, 2005
Size: 8.5 x 11
Length: 80 pages
By Sister Wendy Beckett, author of The Story of Painting and Sister Wendy's American Collection, both seen on PBS; plus Art and the Sacred, 1000 Masterpieces, and other books