Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines
Crossing the Academy
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
Downey and Porter present a unique contribution to the perennial question how faith interacts with the academic disciplines. Numerous factors contribute to this book's significance: the common conviction that one's Christian beliefs ought to shape the contents of one's teaching, the variety of perspectives and opinions, and the wide range of academic disciplines under discussion. The essays--originating among the excellent faculty of Trinity Western University--will deservedly be much used in undergraduate colleges and universities.
--Hans Boersma, J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College
Few faculty, Christian or otherwise, understand what their colleagues in other departments are doing or why. This collection of essays is not only an excellent introduction to the whole scope of academic enterprises but to the unique and important relationship between each discipline and the Christian faith. An important book not only for the entire range of faculty but for students yearning to understand both their Christian faith and what is being taught in the classroom.
--James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and, with co-author Carl Peraino, Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue.
Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines is a book long overdue. It will serve as an outstanding textbook for interdisciplinary courses. But this book is more than that. Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines is a book that everyone concerned with Christian thought, especially in the context of the academy, will want to read. I highly recommend it.
--Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia