Christianity and the Disciplines: The Transformation of the University

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This volume will show how various intellectual disciplines (most found within the modern university) can learn from theology and philosophy in primarily methodological and substantitive terms. It will explore the possible ways in which current presuppositions and practices of the displine might be challenged. It will also indicate the possibilities of both a "Christian Culture" in relation to that discipline or the way in which that discipline might look within a real or ...

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Christianity and the Disciplines: The Transformation of the University

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Overview

This volume will show how various intellectual disciplines (most found within the modern university) can learn from theology and philosophy in primarily methodological and substantitive terms. It will explore the possible ways in which current presuppositions and practices of the displine might be challenged. It will also indicate the possibilities of both a "Christian Culture" in relation to that discipline or the way in which that discipline might look within a real or theoretical Christian university.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567040459
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/20/2012
  • Series: Religion and the University Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Hampson is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK), and Associate Tutor at Wesley College Bristol (UK).

Dr Oliver D. Crisp is Reader in Theology at the University of Bristol, UK. He has authored Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin (Ashgate, 2005), Divinity and Humanity: Issues in the Incarnation (CUP, 2007), and co-edited Jonathan Edwards: Philosophical Theologian (Ashgate, 2003) with Paul Helm.

Dr Gavin D'Costa is Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Bristol, England.

Mervyn Davies is Scholar-in-Residence at Sarum College, Salisbury, and honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Bristol University.

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Table of Contents

A University and the Disciplines: Possibilities and Challenges for Newman's Educational Ideal in the Contemporary Context

Mervyn Davies, Sarum College Salisbury

A. Natural and Life Sciences

1. Physics: John Polkinghorne, Cambridge University

2. Mathematics: Michal Heller, Jagiellon University Cracow, Poland

3. Biology: Alister McGrath, Oxford

4.Environmental Sciences: Michael Northcott, Edinburgh University

5. Medicine: A Sloane (Morling College)

B. Social and Human Sciences

6. Sociology: James Sweeney, Heythrop College London

7. Academic Psychology: Peter Hempson, University of the West of England, Bristol

8. Psychotherapy and Counselling: Steven Sandage, Bethel College

9. Law: Julian Rivers, Bristol University

10. Politics: Nick Rengger, University of St. Andrews

11. Economics: William Cavanaugh (St Thomas University)

C. Humanities

12. European Literature: Robin Kirkpatrick and Vittorio Montemaggi, Cambridge University

13. English Literature: Lucy Beckett, Ampleforth College
14. History: Fernando Cervantes, Bristol University
15. Classics: Richard Finn, Blackfriars, University of Oxford
16. Music: John Harper, University of Wales, Bangor

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