The Idea of a Christian College

The Idea of a Christian College

The Idea of a Christian College

The Idea of a Christian College

Synopsis

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.

Excerpt

This revised edition, well over ten years since die book first appeared, results from the helpful and enthusiastic way in which its forebear was received. Colleges across the country have forced me to clarify and correct my ideas, and to address further aspects of the overall subject. The passage of time, moreover, has made my critique of immediate relevance in education less relevant than attention to career preparation.

Chapters 3, 5, 7, and 8 have been revised, chapters 4 and 9 are new, and the sequence has been adjusted. The old chapter 8 has largely disappeared. I have adopted throughout the growing practice, appropriately asked of us by feminists, of trying to avoid one-gender language. That is the least educated language should do to give equal respect to all.

I am grateful to those who have given this effort a fresh start, and in particular Roz Shaw whose mastery of word processing has saved us both a lot of effort. I trust the result will provoke educators, students, and others to good works.

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