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Educating for Shalom : Essays on Christian Higher Education :  Essays on Christian Higher Education - Clarence W. Joldersma

Educating for Shalom : Essays on Christian Higher Education

Essays on Christian Higher Education

Paperback Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780802827531
Number Of Pages: 336

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In addition to his notable work as a premier Christian philosopher, Nicholas Wolterstorff has become a leading voice on faith-based higher education. This volume gathers the best of Wolterstorff's essays from the past twenty-five years dealing collectively with the purpose of Christian higher education and the nature of academic learning.

Integrated throughout by the biblical idea of shalom, these nineteen essays present a robust framework for thinking about education that combines a Reformed confessional perspective with a radical social conscience and an increasingly progressivist pedagogy. Wolterstorff develops his ideas in relation to an astonishing variety of thinkers ranging from Calvin, Kuyper, and Jellema to Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant to Weber, Habermas, and MacIntyre. In the process, he critiques various models of education, classic foundationalism, modernization theory, liberal arts, and academic freedom.

Richard J. Bernstein
"I have known Nick Wolterstorff for almost fifty years, and I have always admired his rare combination of Christian commitment, high standards of argument and clarity, imagination, aesthetic sensibility, and serious commitment to social justice. It is a joy to read these well-crafted essays about the character and purpose of a faith-based higher education. I do not know of anyone who writes about these complex issues with as much intelligence, care, lucidity, and humane sensitivity."
Richard T. Hughes
"Over the years no one has thought more deeply or written more perceptively about the relation of Christian faith to teaching, learning, and scholarship than Nicholas Wolterstorff. Likewise, no one has argued more persuasively that authentic Christian scholarship is not just a matter of cognition but, more than that, is scholarship placed in the service of peace and justice for humankind. Ranging over a period of twenty-five years, these essays will stretch your thinking, quicken your imagination, and deepen your commitment to the noblest purposes of Christian learning."
Merold Westphal
"Drawing deeply on the breadth of Nicholas Wolterstorff's more technical philosophical contributions, these highly accessible essays present a vision of Christian higher education that may well prove to be his richest legacy to us. I hope they will be widely read and discussed by administrators, faculty, and students at colleges and universities that seek to make their religious identity, whether Protestant or Catholic, a living reality."
Richard J. Bernstein
-I have known Nick Wolterstorff for almost fifty years, and I have always admired his rare combination of Christian commitment, high standards of argument and clarity, imagination, aesthetic sensibility, and serious commitment to social justice. It is a joy to read these well-crafted essays about the character and purpose of a faith-based higher education. I do not know of anyone who writes about these complex issues with as much intelligence, care, lucidity, and humane sensitivity.-
Richard T. Hughes
-Over the years no one has thought more deeply or written more perceptively about the relation of Christian faith to teaching, learning, and scholarship than Nicholas Wolterstorff. Likewise, no one has argued more persuasively that authentic Christian scholarship is not just a matter of cognition but, more than that, is scholarship placed in the service of peace and justice for humankind. Ranging over a period of twenty-five years, these essays will stretch your thinking, quicken your imagination, and deepen your commitment to the noblest purposes of Christian learning.-
Merold Westphal
-Drawing deeply on the breadth of Nicholas Wolterstorff's more technical philosophical contributions, these highly accessible essays present a vision of Christian higher education that may well prove to be his richest legacy to us. I hope they will be widely read and discussed by administrators, faculty, and students at colleges and universities that seek to make their religious identity, whether Protestant or Catholic, a living reality.-

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
Rethinking Christian Higher Educationp. 3
Teaching for Shalom: On the Goal of Christian Collegiate Educationp. 10
The Mission of the Christian College at the End of the Twentieth Centuryp. 27
The Integration of Faith and Learning--The Very Ideap. 36
On the Idea of a Psychological Model of the Person That Is Biblically Faithfulp. 46
The Point of Connection between Faith and Learningp. 64
The World for Which We Educatep. 87
A Case for Disinterested Learningp. 100
The Project of a Christian University in a Postmodern Culturep. 109
Teaching for Justice: On Shaping How Students Are Disposed to Actp. 135
Autobiography: The Story of Two Decades of Thinking about Christian Higher Educationp. 155
Can Scholarship and Christian Conviction Mix? Another Look at the Integration of Faith and Learningp. 172
Abraham Kuyper on Christian Learningp. 199
Particularist Perspectives: Bias or Access?p. 226
Academic Freedom in Religiously Based Colleges and Universitiesp. 241
Christian Learning In and For a Pluralist Societyp. 254
Should the Work of Our Hands Have Standing in the Christian College?p. 264
What Is the Reformed Perspective on Christian Higher Education?p. 276
Call to Boldness: A Response to Fides et Ratiop. 288
Afterwordp. 295
Bibliographyp. 300
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780802827531
ISBN-10: 0802827535
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: March 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5