Interdisciplinary Education within Biblical Theology: A Scriptural-Philosophical-Educational-Practical Overview

From: Volume 12, Issue 2: Fall 2015, Curriculum Issues in Christian Education Pages 384-396

Abstract

Universal truths found throughout the disciplines need to be taught through a biblical mindset. Christian interdisciplinarity hinges on the doctrine of coherence “by Him are all things held together” (Col 1:17). Framed within the boundaries of biblical theology, interdisciplinarity honors God-given reason under the rule of Divine revelation. Christian education, thoroughly permeated by biblical thinking, creates the possibility for transformational outcomes, essential questions, interactive methods, interrelational collaboration, and imaginative projects. Examples of interdisciplinarity include syllabi objectives, class creation, film discussion, crosscurrents between literature with science, as well as how economics intersects with poverty. A final diagram gives a visual implication for history, creativity, assessment, collaboration, coherence, and legacy.

Key Words: Interdisciplinary education, biblical theology of reason, project-based learning, praxis

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