Review: Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT
Those concerned with issues at the intersection of Christianity and English language teaching have seen great strides in this emerging field in recent years. Ten years ago, articles began appearing on this theme – some calling Christians to task for engaging in missionary work while teaching English (e.g., Edge, 2003; Pennycook & Coutand-Marin, 2003), and others in response to such accusations (e.g., Baurain, 2007). Then Wong and Canagarajah’s (2009) landmark book brought diverse opinions on the subject together in one volume. Now the present collection edited by Wong, Kristjánsson, and Dörnyei addresses the need for empirical research in this emergent field. Canagarajah states in the foreword that this text “ushers in a tradition of research on faith-based teaching that future generations of teachers and researchers can build upon” (p. xxiii).
Dormer, Jan, "Review: Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT" (2014). Educator Scholarship (Graduate). 32.
Originally published as:
Dormer, J. E. (2014). [Review of the book Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT, by M. S. Wong, C. Kristjansson and Z. Dornyei (Eds.)]. International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching, 1(1), 93-99.