Title

Discourse of faith and learning

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The integration of the Christian faith with human learning was addressed by the earliest Christian apologists and continues to be an important question for the church up to the present day. Such lengthy conversations are complicated by variations in nomenclature, attitudes, and theological assumptions. This paper attempts to clarify portions of this historical discussions by focusing on how a given thinker weighs and balances four interrelated doctrinal issues: the unity of truth, the two sources of knowledge, the noetic effects of sin, and goodness of creation. It is suggested that thinkers commonly adopt one of five "integrative" postures: butcher, baker, candlestick maker, philosopher, or prophet. Lessons are drawn from this history and applied to some of the issues that face the academy today.

Keywords

Christian education; Christian education--Teaching methods

Publication Title

Journal of Education & Christian Belief

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

159

Last Page

177

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