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At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

David S. Cunningham


This book champions vocation and calling as key elements of undergraduate education. It offers a historical and theoretical account of vocational reflection and discernment, as well as suggesting how these endeavors can be implemented through specific educational practices. Against the backdrop of the current national conversation about the purposes of higher education, it argues that the undergraduate years can provide a certain amount of relatively unfettered time, and a “free and ordered space,” in which students can consider their callings. The book is divided into four parts: first, an ex ... More

Keywords: vocation, calling, vocational discernment, higher education, undergraduate education, pedagogy, educational practices, narrative, virtue, student development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190243920
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David S. Cunningham, editor
Professor of Religion, Hope College, Holland, MI