Models for Christian Higher Education

Models for Christian Higher Education

the Christian religion.14 The convergence model had its consummate expression in the year - long moral philosophy course that was taught by most college presidents and required of seniors as the unifying capstone of their formal ...

Author: Richard Thomas Hughes

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080284121X

Category: Education

Page: 461

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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. 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.
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Community Engagement in Christian Higher Education

Community Engagement in Christian Higher Education

Although each institution had its own enactment of these tenets, along with its own culture, purpose, mission, and vision, Wolterstorff (1987) proposed the categorization of four common models of Christian higher education: service, ...

Author: P. Jesse Rine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000294804

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Originally published as a special issue of Christian Higher Education, this volume showcases diverse forms of community engagement work carried out by faith-based colleges and universities throughout the US. Acknowledging the rise of community engagement as a contemporary expression of a longstanding civic impulse, Community Engagement in Christian Higher Education explores how religious mission and identity animate institutional practice across various forms of Catholic and Protestant Higher Education. Offering perspectives from faculty members, administrators, and community partners at nine different US institutions, chapters highlight effective initiatives that have been actively implemented in rural, urban, and suburban contexts to meet local needs and serve the public good. With a focus on practical community work, the text demonstrates the very concrete ways in which Christian values can inform and foster community engagement. This volume will be of interest to scholar-practitioners, researchers, and academics in the fields of higher education, sociology of education, religious education, and practical theology. More broadly, the text offers important insights for faith leaders and the faculty of faith-based institutions exploring issues of community, identity, and shared purpose.
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The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education

The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education

11 Yet Hughes and coeditor William Adrian did not include a “Pietist Tradition” alongside the Lutheran, Reformed, Wesleyan and other sections of their influential 1999 book, Models for Christian Higher Education.

Author: Christopher Gehrz

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830897131

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Bringing together leading scholars associated with Bethel University, this volume presents a distinctively Pietist approach to Christian higher education, which emphasizes the transformation of the whole person for service to God and neighbor.
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Conceiving the Christian College

Conceiving the Christian College

tist scholars to bring to the table of Christian higher education some badly needed emphases , it probably is the ... In his book Lutheran Higher Education , Ernest Simmons grants that the integrative model " deserves consideration .

Author: Duane Litfin

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827837

Category: Education

Page: 283

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This book is designed to help those who are interested in Christian higher education explore anew the unique features, opportunities, and contemporary challenges of one distinct type of educational institution -- the Christian college. What distinguishes Conceiving the Christian College from the many other books on this subject is its incisive discussion of a set of crucial ideas widely misunderstood in the world of Christian higher education. Now serving in his eleventh year as president of one of the nation's foremost Christian colleges, Duane Litfin is well placed to ask pressing questions regarding faith-based education. What is unique about Christian colleges? What is required to sustain them? How do they maintain their bearing in the tumultuous intellectual seas of the twenty-first century? Litfin's themes are large, but they are meant to refocus the conceptual challenges to Christian education in ways that will strengthen both the academic environment of today's Christian colleges and their impact on culture at large.
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Christian Higher Education

Christian Higher Education

New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Hughes, Richard T., and William B. Adrian, eds. Models for Christian Higher Education: Strategies for Success in the Twenty-first Century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans,. 316 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Author: Joel Carpenter

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467440394

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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This book offers a fresh report and interpretation of what is happening at the intersection of two great contemporary movements: the rapid growth of higher education worldwide and the rise of world Christianity. It features on-site, evaluative studies by scholars from Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance visits some of the hotspots of Christian university development, such as South Korea, Kenya, and Nigeria, and compares what is happening there to places in Canada, the United States, and Europe, where Christian higher education has a longer history. Very little research until now has examined the scope and direction of Christian higher education throughout the world, so this volume fills a real gap.
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Leadership in Christian Higher Education

Leadership in Christian Higher Education

Dovre, P. J. (ed.) (2002), The Future of Religious Colleges, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. Hughes, R. T. and Adrian, W. B. (eds.) (1997), Models for Christian Higher Education: Strategies for Success in the TwentyFirst Century, ...

Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845405960

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Universities and Colleges with a Christian affiliation have in recent years sought to renew and redefine their identities and almost all have rearticulated their mission for the modern age after a long and serious process of reappraisal. This process has been accompanied by an ongoing discussion of the nature and identity of higher education itself. This discussion has required leadership that is different from most secular leadership. This book provides a range of experienced voices, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, that reflect on the character and mission of leadership in Christian higher education in the 21st Century.
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Transitioning from a Theological College to a Christian University

Transitioning from a Theological College to a Christian University

It may show itself in such things as the school's architecture, traditions, curriculum, and extracurricular activities, as well as in the makeup of its governing board, faculty, and student body.”[51] The second model Litfin talks about ...

Author: Semeon Mulatu

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783683192

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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The decision for ministerial training institutions to become broader educational institutions that offer courses outside the traditional areas of theology is certainly not unique to a specific geographical context. While there are many examples of notable institutions making this transition in North America and Europe, very little reflection has been carried out in the global south. In this book, Dr Semeon Mulatu looks to institutions in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo that have completed or embarked upon the journey to university status. The study explores the motivations of educational leaders in pursuing such a transition, as well as the impact it has had or will have on the continued theological education and Christian mission of the institution. Here you will find answers to key questions such as: • What is lost and gained by a seminary becoming a university? • What are the challenges along the road? • Is it all worth it in the end?
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Christian Higher Education in Canada

Christian Higher Education in Canada

THE FORMATION OF CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION CANADA CHEM also responded to increased competition from secular ... CHE model that is gaining traction in North America.301 Finally, there are non-accredited Bible colleges and Bible schools.

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725282810

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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The Toronto 2018 Symposium on Christian Higher Education provided an opportunity for leaders in the Canadian Christian higher education movement to reflect deeply on its development, current reality, and future possibilities. The Canadian Christian higher education scene comprises a wide range of institutions, including Christian universities, Bible colleges, and seminaries and graduate schools. Each type has its own distinctive history and likewise represents both challenges and opportunities. Even though they are intertwined in their common purpose, these higher educational institutions express this purpose in various ways. This volume is a collection of the papers and plenary talks designed to share the content of the symposium with a wider audience. The papers are all written by active scholars and researchers who are connected to the member institutions of Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC). They not only illustrate the quality of the scholarship at these institutions, but they make their own critical contribution to an ongoing discussion regarding the role and place of Christian higher education within the wider society. This volume is intended to be helpful to students, faculty, staff, board members, and supporters of Canadian and other Christian higher education institutions, as well as interested individuals and scholars.
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Making Higher Education Christian

Making Higher Education Christian

The History and Mission of Evangelical Colleges in America Joel A. Carpenter, Kenneth W. Shipps ... Nonetheless, it has proved to be one of the perennially attractive models for Christian educators when they move beyond the Christian ...

Author: Joel A. Carpenter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532681332

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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This book takes stock of an important but often hidden aspect of American Protestant evangelicalism: its efforts in higher education. The many liberal arts colleges, graduate theological seminaries, and Bible colleges nationwide that serve evangelical traditions and movements have remained nearly invisible to the academic establishment until recently. The essays presented here reflect a maturing community of scholarship focused on the unfinished business of developing a thoroughly Christian approach to contemporary higher education. They offer new theoretical perspectives on the aims and bases of educating, candid assessments of shortcomings in evangelical scholarship, and concrete suggestion for effective approaches to contemporary problems.
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Re Imagining Christian Higher Education

Re Imagining Christian Higher Education

... risks for trans* individuals 64–5; tensions between Christian higher education and 62–3; theological tensions 68 liberal arts education 87–90, 92, 97 male-normed cultures 26 managerial cultures 112 Market Model of residence life 75 ...

Author: Laurie Schreiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351206211

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Re-Imagining Christian Higher Education takes a fresh and critical look at the challenges facing Christian colleges and universities and provides concrete recommendations for university leaders, faculty, and staff to implement in their daily work. Chapters in this book address leadership and diversity challenges, issues of affordability and sustainability, and ways of maintaining the distinguishing features of a Christ-centered liberal arts education. A vivid and compelling picture of the Christian university of the future is painted by these authors as they highlight the importance of embracing our Christian identity while being willing to engage a pluralistic and fragmented world. Firmly rooted in a missional identity of faithful learning that is committed to the intellectual, personal, and spiritual development of our students, Christian colleges and universities are encouraged to reclaim and revitalize the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition in order to move forward. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Christian Higher Education.
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