The Passionate Intellect
Too often Christian college students feel they must either downplay their faith or stick to a small circle of like-minded friends and organizations. Somewhere along the way assumptions have taken root that intellectual university life and Christian faith cannot be...
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Too often Christian college students feel they must either downplay their faith or stick to a small circle of like-minded friends and organizations. Somewhere along the way assumptions have taken root that intellectual university life and Christian faith cannot be synthesized.
Klassen and Zimmermann assert that much is at stake for the young university student. A worldview takes a lasting shape and faith is usually discovered, deepened, or discarded during a collegiate journey. This new work is designed to give students, parents, and other interested readers a guide to the intellectual culture of the modern university and its contribution to society, helping them to realize the power of the university's influence and discover how to connect Christian belief to cutting-edge thinking.
Norman Klassen (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is associate professor of English at St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of Chaucer on Love, Knowledge, and Sight. Jens Zimmermann (Ph.D., University of British Columbia) is associate professor of English and Canadian Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He is the author of Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation.
Jens Zimmermann emigrated from Germany to Canada in 1988 to begin his studies at the University of British Columbia. Since 1998, after graduating with a Ph.D. in comparative literature from UBC, he has taught at Trinity Western University where he is now a associate professor of German and English, and works in the Religion, Culture, and Ethics graduate program. Among Zimmermann's publications is his recent book, Recovering Theological Hermeneutics (Baker Academic, 2004) and Passionate Intellect, The: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education (Baker Academic, 2006).Dr Zimmermann has just been awarded five year research chair.