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  - Stephen Case - Goodreads

I'm still not convinced there is such a thing as “Christian scholarship.” A weak version of the definition of such a thing might be that it is simply the recognition that all scholars carry ... Read full review

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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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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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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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