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Two things make an Intro to Inquiry discussion unique.

First, the discussion uses the rules of shared inquiry, made familiar by the Great Books Foundation more than 50 years ago.

Second, the leader will ask a genuine question, something the leader really wonders about. No teacher questions! Let’s say the assigned reading is the parable of the Prodigal Son from the Gospel of Luke. Rather than ask a ‘teacher question’ (“What does the father do when the son returns?”) the leader might ask “Why does the father speak first to the servant when the son returns, rather than respond to the son’s speech?” or perhaps “Was the father unfair to the older son?”


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