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Every few years, evangelical scholars publish volumes addressing the nature of how their faith interacts with their academic discipline. While it would seem to be a task that does not need to be repeated, each new project is distinctive to the context in which it is written. Our world is different from 10 years ago, contributing to changes regarding how the conversation looks and develops. Some material is timeless, while other information changes. Currently, underlying the faith and discipline conversation is the utilitarian response that asks, “What makes a Christian college so special?” The implication is that one could gain an education at less cost in other places than a Christian college. The three volumes being reviewed, each in its distinctive way, seek to address the distinctive nature and value of Christian higher education.


Originally published in Christian Higher Education, May/June 14(3), 177-181, 2015.