The Idea of a Christian College

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1987 - 106 pages
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More than ten years after its publication in 1975, The Idea of a Christian College has become, in the prophetic words of Nicholas Wolterstorff, "a classic, a standard." Widely used by students, lay readers, teachers, and administrators, it provides a concise case for the Christian college and defines its distinctive mission and contribution. This revised edition is Holmes' response to the many professors and students who have read the work enthusiastically and urged the author to clarify certain ideas and to address further aspects of the overall subject. The author has extensively revised several chapters, has eliminated one-gender language, and has included two new chapters: "Liberal Arts as Career Preparation" and "The Marks of an Educated Person." - Back cover.
  

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

A really helpful book for understanding the purpose of the Christian liberal arts education. Not a super-enjoyable read, though. A little dry. I took issue with a few of his claims, which came across as too absolute or elitist... Or maybe just western-centric. Read full review

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User Review  - Timothy Darling - Goodreads

This is a book from a clearly conservative perspective. The author sees college in its primary educational role and does not much address the social or personal maturation role of college. This is ok ... Read full review

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Contents

WHY A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE?
3
THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
13
THE LIBERAL ARTS WHAT AND WHY?
23
LIBERAL ARTS AS CAREER PREPARATION
37
INTEGRATING FAITH AND LEARNING
45
ACADEMIC FREEDOM
61
COLLEGE AS COMMUNITY
77
EXPERIENCE IS NOT ENOUGH
87
THE MARKS OF AN EDUCATED PERSON
99
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
105
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Notes for The Idea of a Christian College
These are notes developed to accompany reading and discussio of The Idea of a Christian College by Arthur F. Holmes.
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Oklahoma Baptist University
The Idea of a Christian College by Arthur F. Holmes There is an air of excitement and anticipation on Bison Hill as the OBU community prepares for the ...
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CCCU : Resource Center | The Idea of a Christian College
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Biblical Education, as an academic discipline within a humanities ...
the frontiers of learning” (Holmes, The Idea of a Christian College, 61-62). ... we look at life (Holmes, The Idea of a Christian College, 58-59). ...
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The Constructive Curmudgeon: Douglas Groothuis review of Duane ...
This volume will certainly take its place next to other modern classics on the topic, such as The Idea of a Christian College by Arthur Holmes. ...
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The Faith and Learning Program
Holmes, Arthur F. The Idea of a Christian College. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987. Holmes, Arthur R. ed. The Making of a Christian Mind. ...
www.wheaton.edu/ FandL/ readings.html

Life of the mind
Arthur Holmes, author of The Idea of a Christian College. "While affirming the usefulness of thinking and learning for Christians, Williams dares to propose ...
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Houghton College: Information for Parents of Prospective Students
The Idea of a Christian College (Revised Edition), by Arthur F. Holmes, 1987. Campus Visits and College Interviews, 2nd Edition, Zola Dincin Schneider, ...
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The Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi/HUNTINGTON COLLEGE IN
Dr. David Woodruff of the Department of Philosophy made a presentation on Arthur Holmes's book, THE IDEA OF A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, and then led a discussion ...
www.huntington.edu/ alphachi/ 2004-2005memberlist.htm

About the author (1987)

Arthur F. Holmes (Ph.D., Northwestern University) taught philosophy at Wheaton College for over forty years. He is the author and editor of many books, including Contours of a World View, Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions, and The Making of a Christian Mind.

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