Works related to theology and biblical interpretation
Dörnyei, Z. (2020). Vision, Mental Imagery and the Christian Life: Insights from Science and Scripture ("Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies" series). London: Routledge.
(The notion of vision – or “mental imagery” as it is referred to in science –concerns a specific and quite remarkable human faculty that allows people to create a mental experience that can be as vivid and life-like as something they perceive through their physical senses. As such, this unique cognitive capability has been utilised in many fields for a variety of purposes, from arts and psychotherapy to politics and business management, and even for performance enhancement in sports. Vision is also an important biblical concept that occurs frequently in the Scriptures and is involved in some of the key episodes of the biblical narrative. The current book examines the scientific and biblical principles of vision in a comprehensive manner, with a special emphasis on the practical implications of the issue: it is argued that a better understanding of vision can help people to align themselves with God’s specific purposes.)
Table of Contents (PDF, 201 Kb)
Dörnyei, Z (2018). Progressive Creation and the Struggles of Humanity in the Bible: A Canonical Narrative Interpretation. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.
(In order to explore why the Christian walk often feels like an ongoing struggle and why God’s creation includes imperfection, this book presents an overarching canonical narrative that threads together a series of diverse biblical topics, including the Chaoskampf and the Fall; Job’s testing and the calling of Abraham; the raising of the nation of Israel and the release of the Law; Jesus Christ’s incarnation and atoning work; new creation and the transfiguring role of the indwelling Spirit. The final part surveys biblical teaching on how human conduct can be aligned with God’s creative purpose, and discusses three “assignments” from Jesus to believers: to celebrate the Eucharist, to pray the Lord’s Prayer, and to fulfill the Great Commission.)
Table of Contents + Foreword + Preface (PDF, 135 Kb)
Wong, M. S., Kristjánsson, C., & Dörnyei, Z. (Eds.). (2013). Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT. New York: Routledge.
(A collection of empirical studies on the relationship between faith and second language learning /teaching.)
Lepp-Kaethler, E., & Dörnyei, Z. (2013). The role of sacred texts in enhancing motivation and living the vision in second language acquisition. In Wong, M. S., Kristjánsson, C., & Dörnyei, Z. (Eds.), Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT (pp. 171-188). New York: Routledge.
2013 Lepp-Kaethler Dornyei Routledge (PDF, 644 Kb)
Dörnyei, Z., Wong, M. S., & Kristjánsson, C. (2013). Faith and SLA: An emerging area of inquiry. In Wong, M. S., Kristjánsson, C., & Dörnyei, Z. (Eds.), Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT (pp. 267-272). New York: Routledge.
2013 Dornyei Wong Kristjansson Conclusion (PDF, 292 Kb)
Dörnyei, Z. (2011). Transfiguration, Beauty and Biblical Interpretation. M.A. dissertation, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham.
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Dörnyei, Z. (2009). The English language and the Word of God. In M. S. Wong & A. S. Canagarajah (Eds.), Christian and Critical English Language Educators in Dialogue: Pedagogical and Ethical Dilemmas (154-157). New York: Routledge.
2009 Dornyei Routledge (PDF, 43 Kb)