Why is it that Christian colleges and universities often look much like secular ones, with an overlay of “chapel” and “Christian values”? And why does Christian college curriculum usually mirror or accommodate the academic disciplines, divisions, and curricular “architecture” found in liberal secular universities?
In answer to such questions, this exciting collection of essays boldly challenges the liberal hegemony of higher education. Critiquing the current literature on church-based education for assuming the “naturalness” of liberal categories, these essays present a tantalizing thought experiment that wholly reimagines Christian university education. Essays on the roles of theology, scripture, the sciences, and the humanities “deconstruct the distinctions between fact (science), value (humanities), and application (professional studies) in order to articulate how the politics of the church transvalue such distinctions into the formation of a peaceable kingdom.” (more)