The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking (Reclaiming The Christian Intellectual Tradition Series)
A college education becomes truly meaningful when faith affects what happens in the classroom every day. According to David Dockery and Timothy George, it's only by stepping into the great tradition of Christian thinking that students can take hold of...
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A college education becomes truly meaningful when faith affects what happens in the classroom every day. According to David Dockery and Timothy George, it's only by stepping into the great tradition of Christian thinking that students can take hold of the true power of their education. They demonstrate that vibrant, world-changing Christianity is not anti-intellectual; instead, it assumes a long tradition of vigorous Christian thinking and a commitment to the integration of faith and scholarship as essential to the preparation of a next generation of leaders in the church, the academy, and the world.
As the first volume in a new series, this book introduces an approach to the Christian tradition that is not simply historical overview, but will also help students engage with contemporary challenges to their faith in various academic fields. This reader-friendly guidebook shows how to address those challenges by reclaiming the best of the Christian intellectual tradition. With illustrations, reflection questions, and a list of resources for further study, this book is sure to be a timely tool in the hands of believing students in both Christian and secular universities. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series.
A college education becomes truly meaningful when faith affects what happens in the classroom every day. Toward that end, David Dockery and Timothy George have written this compelling case for the role of the Christian intellectual tradition in a serious liberal arts education.
Surveying the long-standing history of Christian thinkers—ranging from the Apostles to the Reformers to the 21st century’s greatest theologians—this book introduces readers to the distinctive way that Christians through the years have read the Bible, formulated doctrine, provided education, and engaged the culture.
David S. Dockery is president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Dockery has authored or edited thirty books including "Renewing Minds", "Shaping a Christian Worldview", and "Christian Leadership Essentials". In addition, he serves as a consulting editor for "Christianity Today" magazine.ý
Timothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean of Beeson Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Theology of the Reformers and Pilgrims on the Sawdust Trail: Evangelical Ecumenism and the Quest for Christian Identity. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board for Books and Culture, Harvard Theological Review, and Christian History. A prolific author, he has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His textbook, Theology of the Reformers, is the standard textbook in many schools and seminaries on Reformation theology.