Faithful Imagination in the Academy takes the faith and learning discussion beyond the emphasis on argument to clear vision; beyond combative metaphors to dialogue; and beyond an apologetic tone to invitation. The book provokes intrigue and puzzlement through concrete examples of what scholars have actually tried to do, rather than speculating on what might be possible.
First-order scholarship by Christian believers is no longer a rarity. Yet because of the multiplied complexities of existence, there is an ongoing need for learning that moves from general Christian perspectives to specific intellectual challenges. The chapters of this book show how convincingly that scholarship can be carried out. The book's breadth combines with the depth of its individual chapters to make a compelling statement.