A Theology of Higher Education (Paperback)
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A Theology of Higher Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 19/09/2013
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In this book, Mike Higton provides a constructive critique of Higher Education policy and practice in the UK, the US and beyond, from the standpoint of Christian theology. He focuses on the role universities can and should play in forming students and staff in intellectual virtue, in sustaining vibrant communities of inquiry, and in serving the public good. He argues both that modern secular universities can be a proper context for Christians to pursue their calling as disciples to learn and to teach, and that Christians can contribute to the flourishing of such universities as institutions devoted to learning for the common good. In the process he sets out a vision of the good university as secular and religiously plural, as socially inclusive, and as deeply and productively entangled with the surrounding society. Along the way, he engages with a range of historical examples (the medieval University of Paris, the University of Berlin in the nineteenth century, and John Henry Newman's work in Oxford and Dublin) and with a range of contemporary writers on Higher Education from George Marsden to Stanley Hauerwas and from David Ford to Rowan Williams.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199677955
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
He [Higton] is clearly one of the ablest theologians of our era, and a book that attempts to engage theologically with higher-education culture in the UK and the United States could not be more welcome or timely. This is a real gem of a book, and full of fresh and incisive theological insight, which opens up a compelling argument about the nature and purpose of higher education. * Church Times *
Higton offers a thoughtful dialogue for readers in a conversational style - at times, humorously prompting them ... an important contribution in the conversation of the place and relevance of a Christian voice to the university. * J. Gregory Behle, Themelios *
a truly laudable and impressive book * Douglas Jacobsen & Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, Scottish Journal of Theology *

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