Models For Christian Higher Education

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This timely look at the state of Christian higher education in America contains descriptive, historical narratives that explore how fourteen Christian colleges and universities are successfully integrating faith and learning on their campuses despite the challenges posed by the increasingly pluralistic nature of modern culture. Written by respected representatives from seven major faith traditions - Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Mennonite, Evangelical, Wesleyan/Holiness, and Baptist/Restorationist - these narratives are also preceded by introductory essays that define the worldview and theological heritage of each given tradition and ask what that tradition can contribute to the task of higher education.
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Journal of Church and State
A valuable contribution to a growing national conversation about the nature of, and prospects for, Christian higher education in the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802841216
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/22/1997
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 1.05 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
What Can the Roman Catholic Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 13
Faith and Learning at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University 24
The University of Portland: Center of Christian Humanism 47
What Can the Lutheran Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 71
Religious Vision and Academic Quest at St. Olaf College 82
Faith and Learning at California Lutheran University 97
What Can the Reformed Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 125
Piety and Progress: A History of Calvin College 141
Whitworth College: Evangelical in the Reformed Tradition 163
What Can the Mennonite Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 187
Goshen College and Its Church Relations: History and Reflections 200
Religious Idealism and Academic Vocation at Fresno Pacific College 222
What Can the Evangelical/Interdenominational Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 245
Faith and Learning at Wheaton College 261
Clarity through Ambiguity: Transforming Tensions at Seattle Pacific University 284
What Can the Wesleyan/Holiness Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 313
The History and Character of Messiah College, 1909-1995 327
Point Loma Nazarene College: Modernization in Christian Higher Education 346
What Can the Baptist Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 367
Christian Identity and Academic Rigor: The Case of Samford University 383
What Can the Church of Christ Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education? 402
Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University 412
The Christian University: Maintaining Distinctions in a Pluralistic Culture 445
Notes on Contributors 456
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