Slow Reading: Reading along Lectio Lines

  title={Slow Reading: Reading along Lectio Lines},
  author={Kristen Badley and Ken Badley},
  journal={International Journal of Christianity \& Education},
  pages={29 - 42}
  • K. BadleyK. Badley
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Education
  • International Journal of Christianity & Education
THE MEDIEVAL MONASTIC movement preserved and developed reading practices– lectio—from ancient Greek pedagogy as a slow, mindful approach to reading for formation. This ancient way of reading, now better known as lectio divina, challenges the fast, pragmatic reading so characteristic of our time. We propose that the present moment may be ripe for educators to appropriate again lectio-style reading as an educational counterpart to the Slow Movement, whose growth in recent decades may indicate… 

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