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Family resemblances. Question-forming and theological classroom discussions

Theological classroom discussion happily uses the question-forming discussion as a (negative) foil for its own purposes. However, a closer historical and analytical view of both forms of discussions shows that they have surprising similarities. Both invoke the Socratic dialogue, and neither can escape the ambiguity or dialec-tic of teaching. A comparison of the question-forming and theological discussion forms brings to light the modesty of the latter as well as its obscuring of the norms of self-guided learning and effectiveness.

Theological dialogue, Socratic dialogue, question-generated dialogue, efficiency, self-motivated activity

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.2