The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

In this book, Marsden argues forcefully that mainstream American higher education needs to be more open to explicit expressions of faith and to accept what faith means in an intellectual context.

Author: George M. Marsden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195122909

Category: Education

Page: 164

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In this book, Marsden argues forcefully that mainstream American higher education needs to be more open to explicit expressions of faith and to accept what faith means in an intellectual context.
Categories: Education

The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

It has been more than two decades since the appearance of The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship (1997), to which the title of this very welcome sequel alludes. My little volume was in turn a sequel to The Soul of the American ...

Author: Perry Glanzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190056490

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Hundreds of thousands of professors claim Christian as their primary identity, and teaching as their primary vocational responsibility. Yet, in the contemporary university the intersection of these two identities often is a source of fear, misunderstanding, and moral confusion. How does being a Christian change one's teaching? Indeed, should it? Inspired by George Marsden's 1997 book The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship, this book draws on a survey of more than 2,300 Christian professors from 48 different institutions in North America, to reveal a wide range of thinking about faith-informed teaching. Placing these empirical findings alongside the wider scholarly conversation about the role of identity-informed teaching, Perry L. Glanzer and Nathan F. Alleman argue that their Christian identity can and should inform professors' teaching in the contemporary pluralistic university. The authors provide a nuanced alternative to those who advocate for restraining the influence of one's extra-professional identity and those who, in the name of authenticity, promote the full integration of one's primary identity into the classroom. The book charts new ground regarding how professors think about Christian teaching specifically, as well as how they should approach identity-informed teaching more generally.
Categories: Religion

The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor International Edition

The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor  International Edition

When such scholars multiply around the world, then the idea of a missional professor will no longer be outrageous. The subtext beneath the primary text of this book is simple: out of ourselves and into Christ we must go.

Author: Paul M. Gould

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532692864

Category: Education

Page: 142

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The outrageous idea of this book is that God wants to use professors as professors to reach others, transform the academy, and meet the needs of the world. God is on a mission to redeem and restore this fallen world, and as members of one of the most influential institutions in society, Christian professors in the university play an import- ant role in that mission. Becoming a missional professor will require a clear vision of God's heart for the lost as well as humankind's purpose and calling under the banner of Christ, an understanding of the significance of the university as a cultural shaping in- stitution and mission field, and a desire for Christian wholeness in a fragmented world. This idea is outrageous because many Christian professors struggle to live missionally and need a clear vision of such a life as well as role models to lead the way. Many pro- fessors already living missional lives need encouragement to "excel still more" (1 Thess 4:10). We all need God's grace and mercy as we try to faithfully follow Christ within the university. Paul M. Gould (PhD. Purdue University) teaches philosophy and apologetics at Oklahoma Baptist University and is the founder and president of the Two Tasks Institute. D. Keith Campbell (PhD. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Global Partnerships Vice President at Global Scholars. Li Ma (PhD. Cornell University) is Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College. Omar Montero (PhD. Candidate, University of Buenos Aires) is Associate Professor and Researcher for Undergraduates and Postgraduates in the Architectural and Design Department at the University of Buenos Aires. Granville W. Pillar (PhD. University of Newcastle) is Associate Professor of Philology at Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, Ukraine. Osam Edim Temple (PhD. University of Ibadan) is former Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Nigeria and Special Advisor to the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. Bee-Lan C. Wang (PhD. University of Chicago) taught at the Science University of Malaysia, Northern Illinois University, and Wheaton College (Illinois).
Categories: Education

The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness

The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness

George Marsden, a prestigious historian, published a thin volume in 1997 entitled The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. In it Marsden picks up where his former work, the award-winning The Soul of the American University, ...

Author: Donald Opitz

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781587432101

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. However, authors Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby issue a clarion call to students to integrate their faith and learning in The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness. Colossians 2:3, after all, indicates that in Christ himself are 'all treasures of wisdom and knowledge.' In eight succinct chapters the authors stress the importance of academic discipleship and taking studies seriously. According to Opitz and Melleby, a Christian worldview--or biblical gestalt--brings unity to the fragmented curriculum of higher education. Each breezy chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions as well as recommendations for further reading. Written for a narrative generation, this guide extracts illustrations from the Book of Daniel, The Lord of the Rings, the experiences of real students, and more. This book is an excellent gift for college-bound seniors in high school. It's an essential text for first-year college students, too. Last, The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness will benefit professors, pastors, and parents. - Publisher.
Categories: Education

The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

Inspired by George Marsden's 1997 book The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship, this book draws on a survey of more than 2,300 Christian professors from 48 different institutions in North America, to reveal a wide range of thinking ...

Author: Perry Glanzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190056483

Category: Religion

Page: 273

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Hundreds of thousands of professors claim Christian as their primary identity, and teaching as their primary vocational responsibility. Yet, in the contemporary university the intersection of these two identities often is a source of fear, misunderstanding, and moral confusion. How does being a Christian change one's teaching? Indeed, should it? Inspired by George Marsden's 1997 book The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship, this book draws on a survey of more than 2,300 Christian professors from 48 different institutions in North America, to reveal a wide range of thinking about faith-informed teaching. Placing these empirical findings alongside the wider scholarly conversation about the role of identity-informed teaching, Perry L. Glanzer and Nathan F. Alleman argue that their Christian identity can and should inform professors' teaching in the contemporary pluralistic university. The authors provide a nuanced alternative to those who advocate for restraining the influence of one's extra-professional identity and those who, in the name of authenticity, promote the full integration of one's primary identity into the classroom. The book charts new ground regarding how professors think about Christian teaching specifically, as well as how they should approach identity-informed teaching more generally.
Categories: Religion

Scholarship and Christian Faith

Scholarship and Christian Faith

George M. Marsden, The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), 4. 28. Marsden, The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship, 45. 29. Clearly George Marsden is not so naive as to think that ...

Author: Douglas Gordon Jacobsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195170382

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Argues that the idea of Christian scholarship has been under discussed. This book, which is organised as a conversation, offers a definition and analysis of Christian scholarship that opens the way for dialogue between evangelicals and Catholics and Protestants from a variety of church traditions.
Categories: Education

Faith and Learning on the Edge

Faith and Learning on the Edge

George M. Marsden , The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1997 ) , 5 . 3. Ibid . , 13 . 4. Brad Green , “ Theological and Philosophical Foundations , " in Shaping a Christian Worldview ...

Author: David Claerbaut

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310253179

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Beginning with an autobiographical journey through his disappointing experiences with faith and learning, both in his student and professorial career in Christian colleges, David Claerbaut addresses the issues of faith and learning in higher education.
Categories: Education

American Evangelicals

American Evangelicals

George Marsden , The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1997 ) . 11. Marsden , The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship , 23 . 12. Marsden , The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship ...

Author: Barry Hankins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742549895

Category: History

Page: 236

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There may be no group in American society that is more talked about but so little understood as Evangelical Christians. Sometimes dismissed as violent fundamentalists and ignorant flat earthers, few can doubt the political, cultural, and religious significance of the Evangelicals. Barry Hankins puts the Evangelical movement in historical perspective, reaching back to its roots in the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century and leading up to the formative moments of contemporary conservative Protestantism. Taking on key topics such as the standing of science, the authority of scripture, and gender and racial equality, Hankins analyzes what is most essential for us to understand today about this potent movement.
Categories: History

Faith Freedom and the Future

Faith  Freedom  and the Future

Chapter Four Ideas That Bring Down Empires AN EVANGELICAL CASE FOR SCHOLARSHIP George Marsden Looking beyond my ideas in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship , I would like to address the mission of a Christian college regarding ...

Author: Charles W. Dunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742523306

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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In Faith, Freedom, and the Future renown scholars discuss the ever-changing relationship between religion and politics.
Categories: Political Science

Christian Scholarship in the Twenty First Century

Christian Scholarship in the Twenty First Century

Stephen Evans distinguishes between three kinds of Christian scholarship. ... How Christian Faith Can Sustain the Life of the Mind (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001); Marsden, The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. 64.

Author: Thomas M. Crisp

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467442077

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Christian tradition provides a wealth of insight into perennial human questions about the shape of the good life, human happiness, virtue, justice, wealth and poverty, spiritual growth, and much else besides -- and Christian scholars can do great good by bringing that rich tradition into conversation with the broader culture. But what is the nature and purpose of distinctively Christian scholarship, and what does that imply for the life and calling of the Christian scholar? What is it about Christian scholarship that makes it Christian? Ten eminent scholars grapple with such questions in this volume. They offer deep and thought-provoking discussions of the habits and commitments of the Christian scholar, the methodology and pedagogy of Christian scholarship, the role of the Holy Spirit in education, Christian approaches to art and literature, and more. CONTRIBUTORS Jonathan A. Anderson Dariusz M. Brycko Natasha Duquette M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall George Hunsinger Paul K. Moser Alvin Plantinga Craig J. Slane Nicholas Wolterstorff Amos Yong
Categories: Religion