The Christian tradition provides a wealth of insight into perennial human questions about the shape of the good life, human happiness, virtue, justice, wealth and poverty, spiritual growth, and much else besides -- and Christian scholars can do great good by bringing that rich tradition into conversation with the broader culture. But what is the nature and purpose of distinctively Christian scholarship, and what does that imply for the life and calling of the Christian scholar? What is it about Christian scholarship that makes it Christian?
Ten eminent scholars grapple with such questions in this volume. They offer deep and thought-provoking discussions of the habits and commitments of the Christian scholar, the methodology and pedagogy of Christian scholarship, the role of the Holy Spirit in education, Christian approaches to art and literature, and more.
- Jonathan A. Anderson
- Dariusz M. Brycko
- Natasha Duquette
- M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall
- George Hunsinger
- Paul K. Moser
- Alvin Plantinga
- Craig J. Slane
- Nicholas Wolterstorff
- Amos Yong
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About the Author
Steve L. Porter is associate professor of theology and philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and at Rosemead School of Psychology.
Gregg A. Ten Elshof is professor of philosophy at Biola University and director of the Biola University Center for Christian Thought.
Table of Contents
Fides Quaerens Intellectum Nicholas Wolterstorff 1
On Christian Scholarship Alvin Plantinga 18
Toward Christ-Shaped Philosophy Paul K. Moser 34
The (In)visibility of Theology in Contemporary Art Criticism Jonathan A. Anderson 53
Steering a Course between Fundamentalism and Transformationalism: J. Gresham Machen's View of Christian Scholarship Dariusz M. Brycko 80
Structuring the Scholarly Imagination: Strategies for Christian Engagement with the Disciplines M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall 97
The Cross and Christian Scholarship Craig J. Slane 125
Dauntless Spirits: Towards a Theological Aesthetics of Collaborative Dissent Natasha Duquette 143
The Holy Spirit and the Christian University: The Renewal of Evangelical Higher Education Amos Yong 163
Barth on What It Means to Be Human: A Christian Scholar Confronts the Options George Hunsinger 181
List of Contributors 196