Transformed by the Transfiguration: Reflections on a Biblical Understanding of Transformation and its Implications for Christian Education

From: Volume 10, Issue 2: Fall 2013, Transformational Teaching and Learning Pages 365-377


How can we develop a biblical framework for understanding transformational education? The New Testament provides some keys for doing so. In this article, we look at the verb metamorpho through its uses by the New Testament authors in both the Gospels and in the Epistles. God provides an image and an invitation to his people to be transformed when Jesus Christ is transfigured before Peter, James, and John. Why was Christ transfigured, and how is it significant for transformational education today? How then can the apostles help us understand what this transformation looks like in our lives and the educational ministry of the church?

Key Words: metamorpho, transfiguration, transformation, Romans 12:1–2



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