The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education by Christopher Gehrz
Forming Whole and Holy Persons

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Pietism has long been ignored in evangelical scholarship. This is especially the case in the field of Christian higher education, which is dominated by thinkers in the Reformed tradition and complicated by the association of Pietism with anti-intellectualism. The irony is that Pietism from the beginning "was intimately bound up with education," according to Diarmaid MacCulloch. But until now there has not been a single work dedicated to exploring a distinctively Pietist vision for higher education. In this groundbreaking volume edited by Christopher Gehrz, scholars associated with the Pietist tradition reflect on the Pietist approach to education. Key themes include holistic formation, humility and openmindedness, the love of neighbor, concern for the common good and spiritual maturity. Pietism sees the Christian college as a place that forms whole and holy persons. In a pluralistic and polarized society, such a vision is needed now more than ever.
 

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Published January 5, 2015 by IVP Academic. 241 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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My 2014 book The Great and Holy War discusses the religious aspects of the war, but one thing that really struck me about that theme was the very large range of [Read More…].

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What is more, Lumen gentium moved away from the Tridentine view of the Roman Catholic Church as “being” (est) the true Church to a view that saw the fullness of the Church universal as “subsisting in” (subsistit in) in the Roman Catholic Church.

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If Zech 1-8 has been read as sacred Scripture for two or three centuries, 500–200 BC, why attach such a piece as Zech 9–14 onto it, post 200 BC?

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Conservative Christians often say that the Bible speaks, but as Atahualpa found, the book itself does not literally speak unless and until it is read by and through human voices, and human interpreters.

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