Intellectual university life and Christian faith---are they incompatible? During college, students' worldviews take shape and their faith is often either discovered, deepened, or discarded. Before sending your teens to a secular school, help them understand the powerful influence of the academic culture and learn how to preserve and connect their faith with cutting-edge thinking. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.
Too often Christian college students feel they must either downplay their faith or stick to a small circle of like-minded friends and organizations. Somewhere along the way assumptions have taken root that intellectual university life and Christian faith cannot be synthesized.
Klassen and Zimmermann assert that much is at stake for the young university student. A worldview takes a lasting shape and faith is usually discovered, deepened, or discarded during a collegiate journey. This new work is designed to give students, parents, and other interested readers a guide to the intellectual culture of the modern university and its contribution to society, helping them to realize the power of the university's influence and discover how to connect Christian belief to cutting-edge thinking.
Norman Klassen (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is associate professor of English at St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of Chaucer on Love, Knowledge, and Sight.
Jens Zimmermann (Ph.D., University of British Columbia) is professor of English and modern languages and Canadian Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He is the author of Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation.