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Professing in the Postmodern Academy: Faculty and the Future of…

by Stephen R. Haynes

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Professing in the Postmodern Academy examines the landscape of religiously affiliated higher education in America from the perspective of faculty members who are critically committed to the future of church-related institutions. The book includes chapters on a variety of topics from members of the Rhodes Consultation on the Future of the Church-Related College, a project that has involved ninety church-related institutions since 1996. The book features an introduction by Stephen R. Haynes, director of the Rhodes Consultation, that reviews twentieth-century scholarship on religiously affiliated higher education; chapters on the church-related college's "postmodern opportunity" by Paul Lakeland, Margaret Falls-Corbitt, and William Cahoy; considerations of the academic vocation by Richard Kyte, Elizabeth Newman, and John Neary; treatments of pedagogy and praxis by Julia O'Brien, Timothy Beal, and Dominic Scibilia; studies of mission and curriculum by Keith Graber Miller, Marcia Bunge, Jonathan Grieser, and Corrie Norman; and an afterword by Haynes. The book provides a unique and innovative contribution to the literature on religion and higher education by giving voice to outstanding junior faculty willing to imagine a creative and vibrant future for the American church-related college.… (more)

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