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A Theology of Higher Education

Mike Higton


This book provides a constructive critique of Higher Education policy and practice in the UK, the US and beyond, from the standpoint of Christian theology. It focuses on the role universities can and should play in forming students and staff in intellectual virtue, in sustaining vibrant communities of inquiry, and in serving the public good. It argues both that modern secular universities can be a proper context for Christians to pursue their calling as disciples to learn and to teach, and that Christians can contribute to the flourishing of such universities as institutions devoted to learnin ... More

Keywords: university, higher education, Christian theology, idea of a university, medieval university, Christian university, John Henry Newman, University of Berlin, intellectual virtue, common good

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199643929
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Higton, author
Academic Co-Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, and Senior Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter