Dr. Julian Hartt, in a unique position to interpret the American college campus scene, sees a profoundly creative age just ahead, requiring clearness of purpose, wisdom in decision, steadfast hope, and the courage to do the unpopular thing when necessary.
But without a serious confrontation of Christian commitment, university students may end up seeking fellowship in the appropriate mutual admiration society. What is the function of the theologian in the college atmosphere? What is the responsibility of the Christian college engulfed in a variety of theological beliefs?
The college chapel, hit by the first shock wave of the turmoil outside the university gates, is the Christian center closest to the action, says Dr. Hartt. It could become a strategic theological arena for discussion of the key policy questions this nation will decide in years to come.
Endorsements & Reviews-
One of the church's and the nation's most neglected theologians is Julian Hartt, for he was at once thoroughly unapologetic and completely anti-triumphalist in his treatment of matters cultural and doctrinal and political. We thus owe a huge debt of gratitude to Wipf and Stock for reprinting (with fresh introductions) his long-unavailable work.
Ralph C. Wood, Baylor University
James Gustafson once stated: "Julian Hartt has one of the most brilliant and profound theological minds and spirits in the Christian community today; unfortunately he is one of the least appreciated theologians now writing."
This reissue of Julian Hartt's books makes available once again the work of this profound and brilliant theologian and makes it possible for a new generation to appreciate his work.
Jonathan Wilson, Carey Theological College
Julian Hartt Stanley Hauerwas
Julian Norris Hartt is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, Garrett Theological Seminary, Northwestern University (M.A.), and Yale University (Ph.D.). From 1932 to 1934, Dr. Hartt served as a minister of United Methodist churches in South Dakota. He has taught theology and philosophy at Berea College (1940-43) and Yale University (1943-53) and was Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale (1953-72). Hartt is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books including 'Humanism Versus Theism', 'Toward a Theology of Evangelism', 'Being Known and Being Revealed', and 'A Christian Critique of American Culture'.