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Teaching Thinking Across Boundaries: Making Sense of Fates, Identities, and Heritages

  • Orlando Nang Kwok Ho
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Abstract

By Rom 7, the learning and teaching has been brought to the level of “pure knowledge” that investigates the necessity of humans’ need for external and unconditional help from the Divine. What else must Paul teach and must his learners learn when The Epistle unfolds in Rom 8 and beyond? This and the next chapters will seek to answer this curricular and pedagogic question. To investigate this question of curriculum design, one’s mental clockwork and ideational landscape should stay tuned to the mid-first century. Rome was then a city of Greco-Roman gods, such as Zeus, whom the Romans renamed Jupiter, of imperial powers, of Roman law, of slavery, of migrants of mixed ethnicities, of imported and dislocated populations, and of masculinity, trade, and prosperity. On the surface, it was referred to as peace upon strength (i.e. Pax Romana). In every corner of the Empire, there were undercurrents of suspicion, hatred, and rivalry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando Nang Kwok Ho
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  1. 1.The Chartered Institute of LinguistsLondonUK

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