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Download Horne, Herman Harrell - Jesus: The Master Teacher (Teaching Techniques of Jesus)

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Education Theology of Preaching Pastoral
Herman Harrell Horne

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This book doesn't focus on what Christ taught, but how he taught. Dr. Horne’s purpose in writing this book is to show why Jesus was a great teacher and how you can apply it to your own teaching.

Horne, a Harvard professor and foremost expert in education, analytically examines Christ's methods of teaching to draw lessons on human behavior. No one has written a more penetrating study of Jesus as teacher.

Cyril Barber, in The Minister's Library, regards this book as "most important and worthy of acquisition"

"Pastors today need to learn from the teaching techniques of Jesus Christ. This book ... deserves a place on every pastor's desk."

Now regarded as Herman Harrell Horne's biggest contribution, this work has been popular in religious and evangelical circles for decades.

Horne's thought provoking questions for the reader, as well as his depth and methods of study, catch the fascination and imagination of serious Bible students.

The purpose of the book was first to show how Jesus taught and secondly, "to influence our own methods of teaching morals and religion" (Horne, 1920, p. x). The focus of the book is not on content but on the "form in which this content is cast" (p. xi).

The book was republished in 1964 under the title, Teaching Techniques of Jesus, by Kregel Publications House, and has greatly influenced evangelical Christendom, perhaps even more than most modern-day Christians realize. Later in the 1990s, the book was again republished by Kregel as, Jesus the Teacher: Examining His Expertise in Education.

About Herman Horne
Herman Harrell Horne (1874-1946), an American philosopher and educator, was a leading spokesman for philosophical idealism in educational theory and practice during the first half of the twentieth century. Although he did not profess to write theological works, he advocated a spiritual and religious approach to education. He was a serious educator and a thoughtful Christian.

Horne’s teaching career spanned forty-three years in three universities. In addition to his regular academic posts, he also lectured at numerous leading colleges, universities, and seminaries.

Herman Horne was one of America’s most outstanding educational thinkers in his day. As a scholar, a philosopher, a gentleman, and a Christian, perhaps he was best known for his vigorous opposition to John Dewey and progressive education. While Dewey was one of the leading proponents of Instrumentalism, Horne was a leading representative of the Idealistic philosophy of education, a school of thought that dominated American philosophy from the mid-nineteenth century well into the twentieth century.

Chapter 1: The Teaching Situation
Chapter 2: An Object Lesson in Teaching
Chapter 3: How Did Jesus Secure Attention?
Chapter 4: His Points of Contact
Chapter 5: His Aims
Chapter 6: His Use of Problems
Chapter 7: His Conversations
Chapter 8: His Questions
Chapter 9: His Answers
Chapter 10:His Discourses
Chapter 11: His Parables
Chapter 12: His Use Of The Scriptures
Chapter 13: His Use Of Occasion
Chapter 14: His Use Apperception
Chapter 15: His Use Of Contrast
Chapter 16: His Use Of The Concrete
Chapter 17: His Use of Symbols
Chapter 18: His Imagery
Chapter 19: Crowds or Individuals?
Chapter 20: Education By Personal Association
Chapter 21: Motivation
Chapter 22: Did Jesus Appeal To The Native Reactions?
Chapter 23: Impression And Expression
Chapter 24: His Attitude Toward Children
Chapter 25: His Qualities As A Teacher
Chapter 26: The Significance Of Jesus In Educational History
Chapter 27: Summary: Jesus—The Master Teacher
Appendix: Topics For Further Study
Bibliography: How Did Jesus Teach?

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