"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God." (Romans 12:2)
Renewing Minds serves as a clear introduction to the field of higher Christian education, focusing on the distinctive, important role of Christian-influenced learningboth in the Kingdom of God and in the academic world.
Union University president David S. Dockery writes for administrators, trustees, church leaders, faculty, and staff who are just beginning their service or association with a Christ-centered institution, and also to students and parents who are considering a Christian college or university.
Chapters include: "Loving God with Our Minds," "Renewing Minds, Serving Church and Society," "Shaping a Christian Worldview," "Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition," "Integrating Faith and Learning," "Envisioning a Shared Community of Tradition, Belonging, and Renewing Minds," "Establishing a Grace-Filled Academic Community," "Developing a Theology for Christian Higher Education," and "Thinking Globally about the Future."
New source information and footnotes have been added to this second edition. While the chapters still reflect their original shape as formal addresses given in various settings, this revised and updated edition formats the book in a way that is more consistent with academic rather than popular expectations.
David S. Dockery is the president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He currently serves as chairman of the board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, has authored more than twenty-five books, and is a contributing editor for Christianity Today magazine.
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About the Author
David S. Dockery (Ph.D., University of Texas system) is President of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he has served since December, 1995. Dockery is the author or editor of over thirty books including Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal, Renewing Minds, Biblical Interpretation Then and Now, Interpreting the New Testament, Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, Shaping a Christian Worldview; Holman Bible Handbook, Foundations for Biblical Interpretation; Southern Baptists and American Evangelicals; New Dimensions in Evangelical Thought, and Christian Scripture: An Evangelical Perspective on Inspiration, Authority and Interpretation. He is a consulting editor for Christianity Today and serves on several editorial boards for a variety of periodicals and publishing houses. Dockery has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, as well as the Consortium for Global Education.
Table of Contents
Loving God with Our Minds 1
Renewing Minds, Serving Church and Society 23
Shaping a Christian Worldview 47
Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition 71
Integrating Faith and Learning 95
Envisioning a Shared Community of Tradition, Belonging, and Renewed Minds 119
Establishing a Grace-Filled Academic Community 139
Developing a Theology for Christian Higher Education 169
Thinking Globally about the Future 187
Addendum: A Bibliography for Faith and Learning 207
Name Index 257
Subject Index 259
Scripture Index 263