Twelve Great Books That Changed the University
Twelve scholars take us on a journey through twelve books that have defined the methodologies and orthodoxies of key disciplines within the university curriculum. These books have not only been formative for their respective disciplines, but have reshaped the university...
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Twelve scholars take us on a journey through twelve books that have defined the methodologies and orthodoxies of key disciplines within the university curriculum. These books have not only been formative for their respective disciplines, but have reshaped the university and continue to reframe our understanding of education. Each chapter places a Great Book in its historical context, summarizes the key ideas, and assesses the influence of the text on its discipline and society as a whole. In addition, each contributor offers an evaluation from a Christian perspective, explaining both the benefits of the book and the challenges it presents to a Christian worldview and philosophy of education.
Don Thorsen (Ph.D., Drew University) is Professor of Theology in the Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He holds degrees from Stanford University, Asbury Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University.
His books include The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Tradition, Reason and Experience as a Model of Evangelical Theology; Theological Resources for Ministry: A Bibliography of Works in Theological Studies; An Exploration of Christian Theology; Inclusive Language Handbook: A Practical Guide to Using Inclusive Language and most recently What Christians Believe About the Bible
Steve Wilkens (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and ethics at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Mount San Antonio College, Glendale Community College, Fuller Theological Seminary and Azusa Pacific University's C. P. Haggard Graduate School of Theology.
His books include Good Ideas from Questionable Christians and Outright Pagans (2004), Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 2: Faith and Reason in the Nineteenth Century (co-authored with Alan Padgett, 2000); Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics (1995) and Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century. He is also coeditor with Paul Shrier and Ralph P. Martin of Christian Calling, Christian College: Higher Education in the Service of the Church (2005).