"Educating for Life: Reflections on Christian Teaching and Learning" by Nicholas P. Wolterstorff

Wednesday, 06 Jun 2007

After several years of discussing the nature and possibility of Christian scholarship, a discussion prompted largely by evangelical scholars, Alan Wolfe wrote a piece for the Atlantic Monthly (October 2000) entitled "The Opening of the Evangelical Mind." The essay's title was promising and Wolfe gave reasonably high marks to Evangelical liberal arts colleges. But he did have one significant reservation. The creeds and doctrinal statements of these institutions were a detriment to full-blown academic excellence. As long as Christian schools insisted on confessional statements "that shut them off from genuine intellectual exchange," Wolfe ...

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