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Building the Christian academy

Author: Arthur F Holmes
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until relatively recently, the history of higher education in the West was the story of a Christian academic tradition that played a major role in both intellectual history and the history of the church. Over the last one hundred years, however, we have witnessed the progressive secularization of higher education. George Marsden goes so far as to suggest that the American university has lost its soul. But what was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Holmes, Arthur Frank, 1924-
Building the Christian academy.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2001
(OCoLC)606478437
Online version:
Holmes, Arthur Frank, 1924-
Building the Christian academy.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2001
(OCoLC)629716323
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur F Holmes
ISBN: 0802847447 9780802847447
OCLC Number: 45439893
Description: v, 122 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The soul of a university --
The Alexandrian School and the unity of truth --
Augustine : the foundations of education --
Monastery and cathedral schools : the care of the soul --
The scholastic university : theology and the liberal arts --
The Reformation and the usefulness of liberal arts --
Francis Bacon : modern science and the uses of knowledge --
Newman, the liberal arts, and secularization --
The Christian academy in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Arthur F. Holmes.

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What in the Christian tradition has been lost? What should we know about that tradition as a condition of practical wisdom for the present? Seeking to answer these questions, the author explores the  Read more...

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