Slogans or Distinctives: Reforming Christian Higher Education

Slogans or Distinctives: Reforming Christian Higher Education

by David L. Wolfe, Harold Heie
     
 

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In this book, the authors first identify the "educational slogans" that often mark Christian higher education-"All truth is God's truth," "Integration of Faith and Learning," "Holistic Education," and "The Personal Touch," for example. The authors then contrast these supposed distinctives with tacit assumptions prevalent in traditional models of Christian higher

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In this book, the authors first identify the "educational slogans" that often mark Christian higher education-"All truth is God's truth," "Integration of Faith and Learning," "Holistic Education," and "The Personal Touch," for example. The authors then contrast these supposed distinctives with tacit assumptions prevalent in traditional models of Christian higher education. They first propose an agenda for existing Christian liberal arts colleges and then a new model called Ambrose House, consisting of interrelated phases. One chapter is a dialogue between two fictional characters, one defending Christian higher education and the other opposing it. Contents: Foreword; To the Reader; Prologue: A Rabbit Tale; From Slogans To Distinctives; Possibilities and Prioritites: A Dialogue in Which a Skeptic Calls Christian Higher Education to Task; Bandaids and Organ Transplants: Some Current Efforts at Innovation; The Skin of Our Teeth: The Very Least We Need To Do; Is Reform Really Feasible? A Dialogue; Epilogue: Serpents and Doves.

Author Biography: David L. Wolfe, who holds a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Education, is a former Professor of Philosophy at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Harold Heie is Dean of Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Editorial Reviews

Arthur F. Homes
...a delightful read...the questions posed about the use of slogans and their role cannot be ignored, especially if the tasks of higher education are going to be pursued with integrity.
Mark A. Noll
Wolfe and Heie offer a playful, but convincing, account of the aims and purposes of a Christian liberal arts education. Students who've been around at least six weeks and faculty who may feel that they've been around sixty years will both be challenged and refreshed by the witty dialogue and meaty arguments of this volume.
Arthur F. Holmes
...a delightful read...the questions posed about the use of slogans and their role cannot be ignored, especially if the tasks of higher education are going to be pursued with integrity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819189899
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
08/11/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

David L. Wolfe, who holds a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Education, is a former Professor of Philosophy at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Harold Heie is Dean of Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

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