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 will include here represents some of the significant interests recently taken up one way or another within the scope of the Institute's work.


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

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

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

John Paul II, Pope. Fides et Ratio. Vatican City, 1998.

Gill, David W. Should God Get Tenure? Essays on Religion and Higher Education. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997.

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.

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.

Henry, Douglas V. and Bob R. Agee, eds. Faithful Learning and the Christian Scholarly Vocation. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003.

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.

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.

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

Mannoia, V. James, Jr. Christian Liberal Arts: An Education that Goes Beyond. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.

Marsden, George M. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. Oxford: Oxford U. P., 1997.

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

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.

Newman, John Henry. The Idea of a University. Notre Dame: U. of Notre Dame P., 1982.

Noll, Mark A. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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