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Models for Christian Higher Education
Strategies for Success in the Twenty-First Century
POD; Published: 1/22/1997
ISBN: 978-0-8028-4121-6
Price: $ 41.50
472 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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This timely look at the state of Christian higher education in America contains descriptive, historical narratives that explore how fourteen Christian colleges and universities are successfully integrating faith and learning on their campuses despite the challenges posed by the increasingly pluralistic nature of modern culture. Written by respected representatives from seven major faith traditions — Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Mennonite, Evangelical, Wesleyan/Holiness, and Baptist/Restorationist — these narratives are also preceded by introductory essays that define the worldview and theological heritage of each given tradition and ask what that tradition can contribute to the task of higher education.
—Journal of Church and State
"A valuable contribution to a growing national conversation about the nature of, and prospects for, Christian higher education in the United States."
Mark A. Noll
—Wheaton College
"Hughes and Adrian have enlisted a stellar crew for a worthy task. The effort to say what difference it makes to carry out higher education within a specific Christian tradition yields sometimes surprising results. As these essays show, there are many and varied ways of promoting learning that is both recognizably Christian and meaningfully academic. . . . As a collection presenting different strategies in different contexts pointing toward different goals, this is a very stimulating book indeed."
George M. Marsden
—University of Notre Dame
"This is an important study for anyone interested in the future of church-related colleges. It is especially helpful in showing how schools from various denominational traditions have preserved their Christian identities in varieties of ways."
Shirley H Showalter
—Goshen College
"This exciting book brings together disciplines that have too long been separated from each other — American religious history, higher education history, philosophy, and theology. . . . Reading this book with Mark Twain's rueful sensibility, one could say that the death of the Christian college has been greatly exaggerated. What we find in these pages is a depth of passion and commitment unmatched in all of American higher education — and signs that point to a lively future."