Faith and learning, scholarship and piety, Christian tradition and intellectual inquiry, head and hearts: How do these things come together in an informative, enriching, and interdependent way?
The calling of Christian higher education is to reflect the life of Christ and to shine the light of truth. That distinctive mission cannot be forced into an either/or framework but rather a both/and calling. It is a commitment to Jesus Christ himself, who is both fully God and fully human and who for Christian educators is both light and life.
This multi-authored volume, with dynamic contributions from entry-level faculty members to seasoned scholars, explores the question of the Christian faith’s place on the university campus, whether in administrative matters, the broader academic world, or in student life.
Philosophy, Sociology, Science, Arts, Business, Media; Faith and Learning explores how significant Christian thinkers have addressed such topics and their related issues throughout the history of the church. The historical, theological, and biblical framework will help students interact with and engage contemporary challenges to the Christian faith in the various fields of study and inquiry.
Contributors include Harry L. Poe, Gene C. Fant, Jr., Ken Magnuson, Klaus Issler, Gregory A. Thornbury, Taylor Worley, John T. Netland, Scott Huelin, James A. Patterson, Hunter Baker, Roman R. Williams, Steve Halla, Christopher W. Mathews, Kevin Trowbridge, Mark Bolyard, Jeannette Russ, E. Blake Watkins, Mary Anne Poe, Emily Lean, Thomas Rosebrough, Ralph Leverett, Kimberly C. Thornbury, and C. Ben Mitchell.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
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|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
David S. Dockery is president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Dockery has authored or edited thirty books including Renewing Minds, Shaping a Christian Worldview, and Christian Leadership Essentials. In addition, he serves as a consulting editor for Christianity Today magazine.
Table of Contents
1 IntroductionFaith and Learning: Foundational Commitments David S. Dockery 3
2 The Heartbeat of Christian Higher Education: The Core Curriculum Gene C. Font Jr. 27
3 Ethical and Moral Reasoning Kenneth Magnuson 51
4 The Gospel, Worldview, and Christian Higher Education Harry Lee Poe 73
5 Philosophy of Education Klaus Issler 97
Christian Faith and the Disciplines
6 Biblical and Theological Studies in the Christian University Gregory Alan Thombury 125
7 The Study of Philosophy Taylor Worley 143
8 Beauty, Meaning, and Power: Bearing Witness in the Profession of Words John T. Netland 175
9 On Language and Interpretation Scott Huelin 199
10 The Study of History James A. Patterson 217
11 The Study of Political Philosophy at the Christian University Hunter Baker 239
12 An Invitation to Sociology Roman R. Williams 259
13 Christianity and the Arts Steve Halla 279
14 Music Education from a Christian Perspective Christopher W. Mathews 301
15 A Christian Perspective on Communication and Media Kevin S. Trowbridge 323
16 A Christian in the Sciences Mark Bolyard 345
17 Science, Theology, and the Search for the Historical Adam Jimmy H. Davis 369
18 Christian Scholarship in Math, Physics, and Engineering Jeannette Russ 383
19 The Study of Health Care at the Christian University E. Blake Watkins 409
20 Social Work and Counseling in the Christian Intellectual Tradition Mary Anne Poe 431
21 The Study of Business at the Christian University Emily Lean 455
22 Faith and Transformational Teaching Thomas Rosebrough Ralph Leverett 475
23 Student Life: Thinking Biblically about Vocatio and Community Kimberly C. Thornbury 499
24 Engaging the Culture and the Academy C. Ben Mitchell 513
Name Index 539
Subject Index 545