Christian Higher Education
- Joel Carpenter
- Perry L. Glanzer
- Published: March 7, 2014
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Page count: 360
- ISBN: 0802871054
This book offers a fresh report and interpretation of what is happening at the intersection of two great contemporary movements: the rapid growth of higher education worldwide and the rise of world Christianity. It features on-site, evaluative studies by scholars from Africa, Asia, North America, and South America.
Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance visits some of the hotspots of Christian university development, such as South Korea, Kenya, and Nigeria, and compares what is happening there to places in Canada, the United States, and Europe, where Christian higher education has a longer history. Very little research until now has examined the scope and direction of Christian higher education throughout the world, so this volume fills a real gap.
-- Roanoke College
"What an incredible resource! This book does for our understanding of the worldwide resurgence of Christian higher education what North American scholars have been doing to understand the North American renaissance of the past several decades. It offers informative accounts of the expansion of Christian higher education -- with all its challenges and opportunities -- in major countries on nearly every continent. As a bonus, some of our best scholars in this field introduce and conclude the studies with illuminative assessments of the whole worldwide project."
-- Liverpool Hope University
"This insightful and richly textured collection of essays will bring much encouragement to those who have sought to keep alive both serious scholarship and living faith in higher education. . . . What an exhilarating global story unfolds through these pages!"
-- International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
"At a time when Christian universities and colleges especially in North America and Europe have been in decline, this volume provides a refreshing look at the expansion and ingenuity of Christian institutions around the world. . . . The contributors tell a story of hope, passion, and commitment. . . . Anyone interested in global Christian education will be well served by reading this book."
Philip G. Ryken
"Given the rapid numerical expansion and dynamic intellectual growth of new Christian universities outside North America, this is an exciting moment for Christ-centered higher education worldwide. . . . The mosaic of international perspectives in this wide-ranging volume demonstrates how much all of us can learn as every part of the higher education body of Christ shares its gifts and opportunities."
--Handong Global University
"This book shows what we at Handong Global University have long felt: God is at work renewing and inspiriting new institutions not only here in Korea but all over the world. Here we read of similar struggles and inspiring responses to God's call by our colleagues in Christian higher education. Praise to the Lord as he continuously works in each and every campus throughout the world!"
Daniel C. Levy
-- State University of New York at Albany
"This is a welcome addition to an interesting but rarely studied segment of higher education globally."
Books & Culture
“The editors recruited an exceptionally diverse group of contributors, several of whom have academic positions in non-Western universities. The volume accordingly does not re-tread familiar terrain but uses its contributors’ on-the-ground knowledge to present a wealth of new information and analysis.”