A Theology of Higher Education

Paperback | October 5, 2013

byMike Higton

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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, insustaining 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 asinstitutions 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 Universityof 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.

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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, insustaining vibrant communities of inquiry, and in ser...

Mike Higton is Academic Co-Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, and Senior Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:October 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI1. Paris2. Berlin3. Dublin and Oxford4. Contemporary Theological VoicesII5. An Anglican Theology of Learning6. The Virtuous University7. The Sociable University8. The Good University9. The Negotiable UniversityConclusion

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"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 11/12/2012