Christian College, Christian Calling: Higher Education in the Service of the Church
Steve Wilkens, Paul Shrier, Ralph P. Martin
Rowman Altamira, 2005 - 166 pages
Christian colleges have been set up by Christian churches throughout American history. But all too often these schools and the groups that support them come into conflict, typically over what is being taught in religion and philosophy classes. Christian College, Christian Calling seeks not so much to resolve this tension between congregation and academy as to explain why it exists and why it might even be fruitful. Instructors of philosophy, theology, church history, Biblical studies, and ministry from Azusa Pacific University explain the value of their disciplines in down-to-earth terms-not in terms of academic achievement but in terms of the Christian life. Looking to get past the stereotypes of liberal, faith-diluting colleges and conservative, unthinking churches, Christian College, Christian Calling provides an invaluable resource for anyone concerned about the mission and relevance of Christian higher education.
THE NOTSOGREAT DIVIDE
BEING GOOD AN INVITATION TO ETHICAL THINKING
PHILOSTOPHY OR LOVE OF WISDOM?
HERMENEUTICS WHY DO WE HAVE TO INTERPRET SCRIPTURE ANYWAY?
OLD TESTAMENT CONGREGATION AND ACADEMY SHARE A WHOLE BIBLE NOT JUST A HALF
THE ACADEMIC SIDE OF NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES
CHURCH HISTORY SURROUNDED BY A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY THEOLOGY IN FOR AND FROM THE CHURCH
YOUTH MINISTRY TAKING A SEAT AT THE GROWNUPS TABLE
PASTORAL MINISTRY A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMY AND CONGREGATION
PRACTICAL THEOLOGY A BRIDGE ACROSS THE DIVIDE?
BRIDGING PAST AND FUTURE
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
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