A Christian Approach to Interdisciplinary Studies
In Search of a Method and Starting Point
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"In a careful critique that calls for a response from his fellow interdisciplinary theorists, Dennison asserts that interdisciplinary studies has failed to achieve its purported defining characteristic: integration. In his bold proposal for a Christocentric foundation for interdisciplinary studies, Christian academics of all disciplines will find a challenging, even rebuking, call to conformity to Christ in our profession. Perhaps most important, Dennison establishes a vital role for interdisciplinary studies in Christian colleges and universities--not in weak imitations of anemic secular models, but in uniquely Christian programs built on the truth that integration is already achieved in Christ, who is before all things and in whom all things hold together."
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
"Let's face it. As colleges and universities overhaul their general education, core, and honors programs, let alone their majors, many are replacing the separate disciplines with an interdisciplinary approach, whether faculty like it or not. William Dennison's A Christian Approach to Interdisciplinary Studies arrives just in time to give us the 'ontological integrative starting point' and justification for a Christian approach to IDS. A joy to read, this scholarly work defends and articulates the interdisciplinary approach provided by the Triune God of the Scripture, the 'author of integration.'"
--Mary J. Dengler
Associate Professor of English