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Dr. Robert Woodberry: Empire & the Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy
Woodberry, R. (2012). The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy. American Political Science Review, 106(2): 244-274. DOI: 10.1017/S0003055412000093
God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin PlantingaIn his discussion of natural theology (arguments to prove the existence of God) and natural atheology (arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief) Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: the ontological argument as an example of natural theology, and the problem of evil as the most important representative of natural atheology. Accessible to serious general readers.
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Publication Date: 1975
Knowledge and Christian Belief by Alvin PlantingaIn his widely praised Warranted Christian Belief (Oxford, 2000) Alvin Plantinga discussed in great depth the question of the rationality, or sensibility, of Christian belief. In this book Plantinga presents the same ideas in a briefer, much more accessible fashion. Recognized worldwide as a leading Christian philosopher, Plantinga probes what exactly is meant by the claim that religious -- and specifically Christian -- belief is irrational and cannot sensibly be held. He argues that the criticisms of such well-known atheists as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens are completely wrong. Finally, Plantinga addresses several potential ?defeaters? to Christian belief -- pluralism, science, evil and suffering -- and shows how they fail to successfully defeat rational Christian belief.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2015
Educating All God's Children by Nicole Baker FulghamChildren living in poverty have the same God-given potential as children in wealthier communities, but on average they achieve at significantly lower levels. Kids who both live in poverty and read below grade level by third grade are three times as likely not to graduate from high school as students who have never been poor. By the time children in low-income communities are in fourth grade, they're already three grade levels behind their peers in wealthier communities. More than half won't graduate from high school--and many that do graduate only perform at an eighth-grade level. Only one in ten will go on to graduate from college. These students have severely diminished opportunities for personal prosperity and professional success. It is clear that America's public schools do not provide a high quality public education for the sixteen million children growing up in poverty. Education expert Nicole Baker Fulgham explores what Christians can--and should--do to champion urgently needed reform and help improve our public schools. The book provides concrete action steps for working to ensure that all of God's children get the quality public education they deserve. It also features personal narratives from the author and other Christian public school teachers that demonstrate how the achievement gap in public education can be solved.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2013
Christian Teachers in Public Schools by Dalene Vickery ParkerAny educator in the public school system will quickly tell you- it's tough out there! Between parents, administrators, standardized tests, and the constant stream of planning and papers to grade, it's hard for teachers to catch a break. And that's even before adding students to the mix. Christian Teachers in the Public Schools: 13 Essentials for the Classroom is the break teachers have been looking for. Full of personal anecdotes, useful and practical insights, and scriptures for survival in the classroom, it will encourage and equip Christian educators, no matter what grade they teach.
Publication Date: 2012
Making A Difference: Christian Educators in Public Schools by Graham, DonovanWhat would it take for Christian educators to not only survive but even thrive in the challenging circumstances of the public school? What would it take for them to know a sense of calling and to have the power to faithfully pursue it? How might they reflect their faith in the classroom without crossing legal boundaries designed to restrict them? How would such educators hope to make a difference in students' lives when so many forces are against them? To make a difference in students' lives, educators must realize that just as with Jesus, lives are changed through relationship. Again, as with Jesus, such relationships are built on grace. The big act of grace is to treat students as image bearers of God-fallen, yes, but still image bearers. To do that, educators much receive that grace from Jesus themselves and live out their calling as His image bearers as well. To maintain that flow of grace from God to educator to students requires that educators have an intimate relationsip with Him. And finally, educators must find or create a community that can support them and join them in pursuit of their calling.Thare are the five major themes "Making a Difference:Christian Educators in Public Schools" sets before teachers and administrators who seek to serve God in the public school arena.
Publication Date: 2011
Education for Human Flourishing by Paul D. Spears; Steven R. LoomisEducation is arguably the foundation for human flourishing within any society. What do distinctively Christian educators have to contribute within the broad framework of public education found in pluralist societies of the West? How can Christian teachers make their voices heard within an increasingly hostile environment where technique and pragmatism are firmly entrenched and religious views are often suspect?Far from offering a thin patina of "niceness" spread over standard educational philosophy, Steven Loomis and Paul Spears set forth a vigorous Christian philosophy of education that seeks to transform the practice of education. Beginning with a robust view of human nature, they build a case for a decidedly Christian view of education that still rightfully takes its place within the marketplace of public education.After surveying the history of educational philosophy, they offer a stimulating analysis of the information economy and its implications for education. This is followed by a concrete proposal for the teaching of social ethics, and finally by a delineation of issues and questions for educational practice, policy and leadership.A must-read for all who are concerned for human flourishing through education.
Faith and Philosophy is the journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers. It is provided open-access by the SCP so that the best of contemporary Christian philosophy and philosophy of religion is available to all.
The American Journal of Theology & Philosophy (AJTP) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the creative interchange of ideas between theologians and philosophers on some of the most critical intellectual and ethical issues of our time.
The Society of Christian Philosophers mission is to promote fellowship between Christian philosophers and to provide occasions for intellectual interchange among Christian philosophers on issues that arise from their joint commitment.
The Journal of Sociology and Christianity is a peer-reviewed, academic publication designed to provide a forum for the latest research and commentary relative to the intersection of Christianity and society.