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The Idea of a Christian College [Paperback]

By Arthur F. Holmes (Author)
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More than ten years after its publication in 1975, The Idea of a Christian College has become, in the prophetic words of Nicholas Wolterstorff, "a classic, a standard." Widely used by students, lay readers, teachers, and administrators, it provides a concise case for the Christian college and defines its distinctive mission and contribution.

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This revised edition of a classic text provides a concise case for the role of the Christian college and its distinctive mission and contribution. Holmes has extensively revised several chapters and included two new chapters: Liberal Arts as Career Preparation and The Marks of an Educated Person.

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   106
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0802802583  
ISBN13  9780802802583  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Arthur F. Holmes (1924-2011) taught philosophy at Wheaton College for over forty years. He received his PhD from Northwestern University and was the author or editor of many books, including "Contours of a World View," "Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions," and "The Making of a Christian Mind."

Arthur F. Holmes currently resides in the state of Illinois. Arthur F. Holmes was born in 1924.

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The Idea of a Non-Christian College  Apr 11, 2007
Like many books written by academic Christians, this one will be liked or disliked depending on one's political orientation. Conservative Christians will probably disdain it and liberal Christians will probably embrace it. The assumptions are based on Nature and not scripture (although it uses scripture). I wrote a lengthy critique here for those interested:


For those uninterested, here are four sample quotations which will give you insight into the method of argument:

1) he suggests that to be a "defender of the faith" is not a Christian college's primary purpose (4);

2) that "good education plus biblical studies in an atmosphere of piety" is not what a Christian college exists for (5), and;

3) that "The relation between reason and revelation is therefore in principle no more antithetical than the relation between culture and church" (18).

4) that "Faith is neither a way of knowing nor a source of knowledge" (18).
Sound analysis and advice; succint and effective style  Nov 30, 1999
This book is well written and brief. (It's amazing how often those two go together!) The contents are as follows:



1. Why a Christian College?

2. Theological Foundations

3. The Liberal Arts: What and Why?

4. Liberal Arts as Career Preparation

5. Integrating Faith and Learning

6. Academic Freedom

7. College as Community

8. Experience is not Enough

9. The Marks of an Educated Person

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The chapter on integrating faith and learning was especially good, as was the chapter on academic freedom. Refreshingly lucid thinking and writing: no stale ideas to be found.


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