Religion In Motion

Digital History Class Turns Camera On Theology

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Posted: April 27, 2013

Andrew Witmer, assistant professor of history at James Madison University, tried a different approach to his religious history class this year. For the first time, his students created 7-minute videos examining different religions — and the harmony and divisions that can exist among members. Elkton United Methodist Church’s tutoring program, Wednesday Walkers, (above) was the subject of one student group’s project. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
Among the topics investigated by religious history students at JMU is the division these stained glass windows created among Valley Friends (members of the Quaker faith). (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
HARRISONBURG - When 83-year-old Jerri MacLennan stepped into a religious history class at James Madison University Tuesday, she had no idea she’d learn so much.
 
The Shenandoah-area resident...


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