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Contents Contributors Abbreviations Introduction David Lyle Jeffrey The Bible in Intellectual History Authority and Wisdom Authority and the Book A Flourishing of the Disciplines Ad Fontes Redivivus? Postscript 1. The Bible, the University, and the God Who Hides Dallas Willard Sources of Knowledge The Bible as a Source of Knowledge A Brief History of ?Knowledge? Knowing vs. Not-Knowing Knowledge of the God who Hides The Task of the Christian Intellectual 2, The Place of Scripture in Christian Theology William Abraham An Important Platitude The Creation of Biblical Studies The Unexpected Disaster The Really Deep Problem Retracing Our Steps Back to the Crisis Again Turning to the Future 3. No Longer Queen: The Theological Disciplines and Their Sisters Al Wolters Foundational Assumptions in Biblical Scholarship Bringing Scripture to bear on Christian Scholarship 4. At the School of Truth: The Ecclesial Character of Theology and Exegesis in the Thought of Benedict XVI Scott Hahn Truth, Freedom, and the Academy The Critique of Academic Biblical Criticism The Ecclesial Locus of Theology and Exegesis Benedict?s New Synthesis 5. The Spiritual Sense(s) Today Glenn Olsen Recovering the Spiritual Sense(s) Rethinking the ?Apostolic? Exegetical Tradition Reconsidering Terminology: ?Allegory? and ?Typology? Reclaiming the ?Historical? Sense Restoring the Analogical Imagination 6. Situationism and the New Testament Psychology of the Heart Robert C. Roberts Introduction Situationism Traits and Situations The Psychology of the Heart Application of the Psychology of the Heart to Situationism Conclusion 7. The Bible, Positive Law, and the Legal Academy Robert F. Cochran, Jr. The Bible and Positive Law Jesus and the Positive Law The Legal Academy 8. Biblical Imagery and Educational Imagination: Comenius and the Garden of Delight David I. Smith Faith, Learning and Metaphor The Garden of Delight as a School The School as a Garden of Delight The Garden of Delight Today Coda: Of Math, Grammar and Reconciliation 9. Reading Habits, Scripture and the University John Sullivan Scripture and Scholarship Inhospitable environments Moving forward in hope 10. The Case for Empirical Assessment of Biblical Literacy in America Byron Johnson Introduction Are Christians and Non-Christians Different on Key Social Outcome Indicators? Is America Becoming a Secular and Less Religious Society? Data on Religion in America Is Bible Literacy Low and Declining in America? Conclusions 11. ?As if God Were Dead?: American Literature and the Question Of Scripture Roger Lundin ?As if God Were Dead?: Emerson and Scriptural Authority ?The Secret of Our Paternity?: Scripture in the School of Melville ?An Antique Volume?: Dickinson and the Limits of Scripture A Theological Response 12. Biblical Literacy, Academic Freedom, and Christian Liberty David Lyle Jeffrey Eclipse of Biblical Narrative Egotism and the Common Lot The Bible and Academic Freedom Afterword ? The Bible and the Academy: Some Concluding Thoughts and Possible Future Directions C. Stephen Evans University of Gloucestershire The British and Foreign Bible Society Baylor University Redeemer University College Scripture Index Names Index Subject Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Bible -- Influence.
Church and college.
Universities and colleges -- Religion.