The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar: Redeeming the Soul, Redeeming the Mind (Ebook)

Edited by William Lane Craig, Paul M. Gould, Foreword by Habib C. Malik, Contributions by Charles Malik, Peter Kreeft, Walter Bradley, Robert Kaita, John North

The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar

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The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar: Redeeming the Soul, Redeeming the Mind (Ebook)

Edited by William Lane Craig, Paul M. Gould, Foreword by Habib C. Malik, Contributions by Charles Malik, Peter Kreeft, Walter Bradley, Robert Kaita, John North

In 1980, Dr. Charles Malik gave a memorable and poignant address at the dedication of the Billy Graham Center on the campus of Wheaton College. He presented a challenge in two tasks: save the soul and save the mind. Malik believed that in order to evangelize the academic world, evangelism must learn to speak at an academic level. He called people to raise their level of thinking and sharpen their minds to this end.

In this book several contributors seek to apply this message to our current context. It is a call to academics especially to integrate Christian faith with their disciplines and to be intellectual in their faith for the purpose of communicating at the level of their peers and students.


Editors:

William Lane Craig (PhD, University of Birmingham, England; DTheol, University of Munich) is research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California, and at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. He has authored or edited over thirty books and is the founder of ReasonableFaith.org, a web-based apologetics ministry.

PAUL M. GOULD is on staff with Faculty Commons—Academic initiative, the faculty ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. He is a doctoral student in philosophy at Purdue University. 


Endorsements:

"Readers will come away strengthened in their faith and in their ability to use the mind faithfully for the service of God. Read, ponder, and read again."
Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame; editor, Protestantism after 500 Years  

"This is a wake-up call that should be read by all Christians interested in the world of ideas and apprenticeship to the Lord Jesus."
J. P. MorelandDistinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University; author, The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters

"Every Christian professor in every academic discipline should read every essay in this book."
James W. Sire, author, The Universe Next Door and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics

"An excellent job of describing the current status and dreams of the Malik vision."
Henry F. Schaefer III, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia

"This does justice to the dignity and brilliance of Malik and to the greatness of Jesus Christ as our world's only hope."
Kelly Monroe Kullberg, author, Finding God at Harvard

"An outstanding group of scholars offer stimulating insights and interesting nuances on the Two Tasks."
Ronald S. Wallace

"This generation must take Malik's challenge seriously. Then we will fulfill Malik's call and this volume's challenge."
Daryl McCarthy, President, International Institute for Christian Studies

"Readers will be inspired to give their lives to integrating faithful Christian living and witness."
Gregory E. Ganssle, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Yale University, Rivendell Institute

"Read this call for courage, and may God's scholars take up the charge in our generation."
Lon Allison, Director, Billy Graham Center; Associate Professor, Wheaton Graduate School


Specifications:

Category: Education
Format: Ebook - ePub, Mobi
Page Count: 208
Published: October 31, 2007