Recommended Reading

The Institute acknowledges and contributes to a growing body of scholarly literature on the subject of faith and learning. Among other things, this literature is variously attentive to the role of religion in American higher education, the resourcefulness of Christian intellectual traditions in addressing contemporary academic concerns, the implications of faith for teaching and the classroom, and the centrality of calling or vocation as a means for understanding the responsibilities Christians bear in the academy.

 

Given the quantity and quality of scholarship now available, we cannot provide an exhaustive list of relevant resources. However, what we include here represents some of the significant interests taken up one way or another within the scope of the Institute's work.

 

Baylor University. Baylor 2012. Waco, TX: Baylor University, 2002.

Baylor University. Pro Futuris. Waco, TX: Baylor University, 2014.

Baylor University. Illuminate. Waco, TX: Baylor University, 2018.

Benne, Robert. Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Burtchaell, James Tunstead. The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Cunningham, David S., ed. At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Find in the Baylor libraryFind online.

Davis, Darin H., ed. Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2019. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Hankins, Barry G., and Donald D. Schmeltekopf, eds. The Baylor Project: Taking Christian Higher Education to the Next Level. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2007. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Haynes, Stephen R., ed. Professing in the Postmodern Academy: Faculty and the Future of Church-Related Colleges. Issues in Religion and Higher Education 1. Waco, TX: Baylor U. P., 2002. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Henry, Douglas V., and Michael D. Beaty, eds. Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Henry, Douglas V., and Michael D. Beaty, eds. The Schooled Heart: Moral Formation in American Higher Education. Studies in Religion and Higher Education 4. Waco, TX: Baylor U. P., 2007. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Hughes, Richard T. How Christian Faith Can Sustain the Life of the Mind. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

John Paul II, Pope. Fides et Ratio. Vatican City, 1998. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition. New York: Sheed & Ward, 2009. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Marsden, George M. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. Oxford: Oxford U. P., 1997. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Marsden, George M. The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief. Oxford: Oxford U. P., 1994. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Marty, Martin E. Education, Religion, and the Common Good: Advancing a Distinctly American Conversation about Religion's Role in Our Shared Life. With Jonathan Moore. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Newman, John Henry. The Idea of a University. Notre Dame: U. of Notre Dame P., 1982. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Noll, Mark A. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Ream, Todd C., and Perry L. Glanzer. The Idea of a Christian College: A Reexamination for Today’s University. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2013. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Riley, Naomi Schaefer. God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Schmeltekopf, Donald D., Dianna M. Vitanza, and Bradley J. B. Toben, eds. The Baptist and Christian Character of Baylor. Waco, TX: Baylor University, 2003. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Schwehn, Mark R. Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America. Oxford: Oxford U. P., 2005. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Schwehn, Mark R. and Dorothy C. Bass, eds. Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2020. Find in the Baylor libraryFind onlineResource for discussions

Smith, David I. On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Smith, David I., and Susan M. Felch. Teaching and Christian Imagination. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Smith, David I., and James K. A. Smith. Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith & Learning. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Sterk, Andrea, ed. Religion, Scholarship, and Higher Education: Perspectives, Models, and Future Prospects; Essays from the Lilly Seminar on Religion and Higher Education. Notre Dame: U. Notre Dame P., 2002. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Wadell, Paul J., and Charles R. Pinches. Living Vocationally: The Journey of the Called Life. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2021. Find in the Baylor libraryFind online.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas P. Educating for Life: Reflections on Christian Teaching and Learning. Edited by Gloria Goris Stronks and Clarence W. Joldersma. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Educating for Shalom: Essays on Christian Higher Education. Edited by Clarence W. Joldersma and Gloria Goris Stronks. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.

Wood, Ralph C. Contending for the Faith: The Church's Engagement with Culture. Waco, TX: Baylor U. P. 2003. Find in the Baylor library. Find online.
 

Other Resources:

Azusa Pacific University Office of Faith Integration

Houston Baptist University Institute of Christianity and Scholarship

Pepperdine University Center for Faith and Learning

Sterling University Faith and Learning

Union University Center for Faculty Development

University of Notre Dame de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture