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Christian Faith and University Life

Stewards of the Academy

Editors: Scales, T. Laine, Howell, Jennifer L. (Eds.)

  • Explores how educators might reconceive graduate student formation as rooted in the tradition of the Christian practice of stewardshipCalls for a re-thinking of faculty formation in the twenty-first century to embrace the idea of "stewards of the discipline" for academic life
  • Suggests practical ways Christians working in the university can formulate pedagogical practices that account for students’ differing levels of privilege and resources
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About this book

This book provides new insights on the unique role of doctoral students and new faculty as they join other stewards of the academy working within Christian higher education. Weaving together a variety of voices—graduate students, pastors, and seasoned scholars—the book examines the Christian university’s relationship to the Church and how faith and stewardshipcan guide the pursuit of teaching and scholarship.

About the authors

T. Laine Scales is Professor of Higher Education and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professional Development at Baylor University, USA.
Jennifer L. Howell is a PhD student in Religion at Baylor University, USA.

Reviews

“The essays in this collection will prove relevant to all faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates seeking to be Christians of incarnational faith in the academy. … Scales and Howell have collected excellent essays that reflect the common desire to integrate faith and learning. … The conversation that Scales and Howell facilitate does not reinforce a weak conjoining of faith and learning, but calls for a stewardship wholly animated and brought to life by faith.” (Paige Ray, International Journal of Christianity & Education, Vol. 22 (2), 2018)
“What difference would it make if Christian universities envisioned their vocation as one of stewardship rather than of status and prestige? In this compelling work, the authors argue that Christian universities will enjoy a sense of purpose when they become communities in which everyone uses their gifts to express praise to God and to help transform the world in the justice, peace, and goodness of God. It is precisely this insight that makes this book both important and eminently hopeful.” (Paul J. Wadell, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, St. Norbert College, USA)

“This volume exhibits the rare combination of classical theories and texts examined in the context of current educational research and topics. The contributors are leading scholars devoted to sustaining and strengthening the liberal arts in undergraduate and post-graduate Christian higher education. Scales and Howell have given the scholarly community—both Christian and secular—a beautiful and useful gift.” (Roger Ward, Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown College, USA)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction—Stewardship Reconsidered: Academic Work and the Faithful Christian

    Laine Scales, T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Toward a Vision of Vocation

    Davis, Darin H.

    Pages 19-30

  • Vocation Is Something that Happens to You: Freedom, Education, and the American Literary Tradition

    Griffis, Rachel B.

    Pages 31-49

  • Putting Down Roots: Why Universities Need Gardens

    Bilbro, Jeffrey (et al.)

    Pages 51-72

  • Liberal Learning and Christian Practical Wisdom

    Schwehn, Mark

    Pages 73-89

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61744-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61743-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christian Faith and University Life
Book Subtitle
Stewards of the Academy
Editors
  • T. Laine Scales
  • Jennifer L. Howell
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61744-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61744-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61743-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 285
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