Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars - Russell T. McCutcheon

Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars - Russell T. McCutcheon

6. A Baker’s Dozen of Tough Choices

Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars - Russell T. McCutcheon

Russell T. McCutcheon [+-]
University of Alabama
Russell T. McCutcheon is University Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. His major publications include Manufacturing Religion (Oxford University Press, 1997), The Guide to the Study of Religion (Bloomsbury, 2000), Critics not Caretakers: Redescribing the Public Study of Religion (State University of New York Press, 2001) and The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric (Routledge, 2003).

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Revised from an earlier published article, which itself resulted from a paper first delivered as part of the Craft of Teaching seminar at the University of Chicago (aimed at early career scholars), this chapter succinctly outlines some of the challenges that face not just novice but even experienced instructors in their introductory courses (e.g., are you teaching an introduction or a survey—and do you know the difference?). Regardless how each is decided, the chapter provocatively raises thirteen key moments where instructors must make a decision concerning their practical teaching goals and how they can best be attained.

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McCutcheon, Russell. 6. A Baker’s Dozen of Tough Choices. Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 83-96 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781796832. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34254. Date accessed: 06 Jun 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34254. Sep 2018

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