Important FACULTY Publication: Inductive Bible Study Handbook to be Released
Dr. Fredrick Long & Dr. David Bauer Publish Method in Teaching Inductive Bible Study
The enduring legacy of Dr. Robert Traina inspired and contributed to the latest book by Dr. Fred Long and Dr. David Bauer. In the book’s preface, Dr. Long shares:
“When I discovered from David R. Bauer that Prof. Traina left behind a manuscript unpublished, my first thought was that we needed to make this available in print in some form. After looking at the material, I realized that it was a (revised?) draft of his Methodical Bible Study with sixty additional pages of unpublished material on “Method in Bible Teaching,” the outline of which alone was three pages detailing its contents. At first, we considered whether we might publish this in The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies. Then, it occurred to me that the best way to honor this material and Prof. Traina’s memory was to publish this material in a book dedicated to the pedagogy of Inductive Bible Study (IBS) in honor of Prof. Traina. After making this proposal to Prof. Traina’s surviving family and kindly receiving their permission to publish this material, David and I began to reach out to prospective contributors. We proposed to them various educational arenas where IBS was taught to help organize the volume. Taking all the contributions together, we settled on five parts with the three or more essays in each.”
According to the preface, part 1 of Method includes Dr. Traina’s work from “Method in Bible Teaching” and Dr. Bauer’s reflections from his own firsthand experience on how Dr. Traina formed students. Part 1 closes with a look at Traina’s teaching legacy in the area of pedagogical practices.
Method in Teaching Inductive Bible Study–A Practitioner’s Handbook: Essays in Honor of Robert A. Traina with His Unpublished Material on the Subject can be found on the Glossa House publishing website.
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