Christian History Magazine #139 - Hallowed Halls
Whether, and how, Christians should go about higher education of young adults for the common good has been a question for centuries. In this issue of Christian History we survey the schools wrestling with timeless questions: How important are the liberal arts? What place does religion have in the university curriculum? What courses and activities best equip young people to be good Christians and good citizens? Discover the Christian story of the university in this latest issue of CH.
- Item number: 49097
- Media type: Magazine
- Running Time: 64 pages
- Region: All
- Production Year: 2021
Throughout Christian history, believers have often grappled with ideas about higher education. Should they pursue higher education for the common good? How important are the liberal arts? What place does religion have in the university curriculum? Should explicit Christian practice be required of students? What courses and activities best equip young people to be good Christians and good citizens?
This issue of Christian History looks at a number of attempts to answer these questions, following schools of particular historical interest to the story. Beginning with the development of the first institutions in the Middle Ages - precursors to our own modern universities - and their vision for a classical education centered around theology, we trace what happened to that vision after the Enlightenment when a new kind of university arose. Finally we consider how these visions made their way to America, where today wholly secular universities, explicitly Christian schools, and historically church-related colleges all dot the landscape. Discover the Christian story of the university in this latest issue of CH.