"Chapter 2: Suffering and the Contemplative Gaze in Teaching"

Steel, S., & Homeniuk, A. Suffering and the Intelligence of Love in the Teaching Life In Light and In Darkness.

In this chapter, Steel reflects upon his experiences first as a young boy, and then later as a high school teacher in order to understand the nature of suffering in the teaching profession. Beginning with a discussion concerning the meaning of contemplation or theoria, Steel’s inquiry next takes up the classical, three-part distinction between the suffering of “natural evils,” institutionalized or structural suffering (including suffering at the hands of others), and suffering that is self-caused. Steel’s chapter concludes with an investigation of the role that “suffering of the Beautiful” plays in all genuine and transformative learning experiences, and how this suffering is related to contemplation.

(My publication)Posted:Mar 01 2019, 12:00 AM by sdsteel
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