Christian Humanist Profiles 27: The Pietist Vision of Higher Education by Chris Gehrz

135837292661ws5From the lips of many a professor at many a Christian college the words “integration of faith and learning” sound as natural as “liberal arts” or “critical thinking.”  Yet, as Chris Gehrz and a number of scholars argue in The Pietist Vision of Christian Education, that phrase, inflected as it is by twentieth-century Calvinism, stands to benefit from a lively and challenging encounter with Pietism, the strain of Protestant Christianity variously ignored, dismissed, or even opposed as anti-intellectual in many Christian-college circles.

Chris joined Christian Humanist Profiles for a conversation about Pietism, Christian colleges, and how attention to a “usable past” can bear good fruit for the practices of teaching and learning.

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