Christianity and the Soul of the University
Many universities, founded on the principles of vigorous scholarship and steadfast Christian faith, have abandoned those roots, resulting in confusion, fragmentation, and ideological strife. This book explores the role reflective Christian faith can play in unifying the intellectual life...
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Many universities, founded on the principles of vigorous scholarship and steadfast Christian faith, have abandoned those roots, resulting in confusion, fragmentation, and ideological strife.
This book explores the role reflective Christian faith can play in unifying the intellectual life of the university. Contributors including Jean Bethke Elshtain, Richard Hays, John Polkinghorne, Joel Carpenter, and David Lyle Jeffrey analyze the character and practices of an ideal Christian intellectual community.
Douglas V. Henry is assistant professor of philosophy at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Richard B. Hays (Ph.D., Emory University) is George Washington Ivey Professor ) at Duke University, previously he was a Professor at Yale. Professor Hays is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His scholarly work explores the innovative ways in which early Christian writers interpreted Israels Scripture. His book The Moral Vision of the New Testament was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century.
His other books include The Faith of Jesus Christ, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, First Corinthians (Interpretation Commentaries), The Letter to the Galatians (New Interpreters Bible), and (with co-editor Ellen Davis) The Art of Reading Scripture andSeeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage. His work, widely published in scholarly journals, has been translatedinto several languages, and he has lectured internationally to academic audiences.
Susan M. Felch is Professor of English at Calvin College. Her books include The Collected Works of Anne Vaughan Lock, Bakhtin and Religion: A Feeling for Faith, Christian Scholarship For What?, and Elizabeth Tyrwhit's Morning and Evening Prayers.
Williams is assistant professor of patristics and historical theology, Loyola University of Chicago.
Sir John C. Polkinghorne (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an Anglican minister, past president of Queens' College, Cambridge University, and former professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge. Polkinghorne resigned his chair in physics to study for the Anglican priesthood. After completing his theological studies and serving at parishes, he returned to Cambridge. In 1997, Dr. Polkinghorne was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for distinguished service to science, religion, learning, and medical ethics. He was the recipient of the 2002 Templeton Prize for One Million $US
He lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom and is the author of over books, translated into 18 languages; 26 concern science and religion, often for a popular audience.
The Way the World is : The Christian Perspective of a Scientist (1984 - revised 1992); Science and Creation (SPCK/New Science Library, 1989; Templeton Foundation Press, 2006); Science and Providence (SPCK/New Science Library, 1989; Templeton Foundation Press, 2006); Reason and Reality: Relationship Between Science and Theology (SPCK/Trinity Press International 1991); Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion (SPCK 2005); From Physicist to Priest, an Autobiography (SPCK 2007)
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Douglas V. Henry (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University. He is the coeditor of Faithful Learning and the Christian Scholarly Vocation. Michael D. Beaty (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is professor of philosophy and vice provost for faculty development at Baylor University. He previously served as the director of Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning.
Steven R. Harmon is associate professor of Christian Theology, Campbell University Divinity School, North Carolina.
Dan Russ (PhD, University of Dallas) is the director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College. He has been a Young Life leader and a high school teacher, and he has taught business professionals, city planners, and attorneys in seminars on moral values and vision. Russ lives in Danvers, Massachusetts. He has authored Flesh-and-Blood Jesus: Learning to Be Fully Human from the Son of Man and contributed to Christianity and the Soul of the University.
David Lyle Jeffrey (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He served Baylor as Provost, Senior Vice Provost and as Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities.
Author of People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture (1996); Houses of the Interpreter: Reading Scripture, Reading Culture (2003); Christianity and Literature: Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice (Christian Worldview Integration Series; InterVarsity Press, 2011) and the forthcoming Luke (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)
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Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. Among her many books are "Just War against Terror" and "Women and War".