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The Idea of a Christian College
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False Ideas of a Christian College Defender of the faith Good education plus biblical studies in an atmosphere of religious devotion. To train people for church-related vocations Social and extracurricular benefits
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DISTINCTIVES OF A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE An education that cultivates the creative and active integration of faith and learning Making a Christian presence felt academically The Christian college refuses to compartmentalize religion A Christian worldview is used to examine the various arts and sciences
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Tenets of Truth All truth is God’s truth All that claims to be true is not truth There is a unity of truth The Scripture is the standard of truth, but it is not an exhaustive source of truth
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The question to ask about an education is not, “What can I do with it?” The question is, “What is it doing to me?”
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DEFINITIONS Extensional – a group of disciplines
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Unformatted text preview: having to do with language and thinking Intensional education for leadership and for citizenship in a democracy Liberal learning concentrates on what shapes a persons understanding and values rather than what he can use in a role WHAT IS A PERSON? A reflective, thinking being (contrasted with being rational) A person is a valuing being A person is a responsible agent needing a critical appreciation of the past and a creative participation in the future AREAS TO BE ADDRESSED Breadth of education Values and attitudes Cognitive and communication skills Preparation to make a difference Four Approaches to Integrating Faith & Learning Attitudinal (teacher/student) Ethical (standards) Foundational (history, philosophy, and religion) Worldview (teacher/student/curriculum)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIST/POLS 1301/2301 taught by Professor Drbrown/prof.alexander during the Spring '08 term at Dallas Baptist.

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