A Brief Book Notice from Books at a Glance
Over the past several years, Crossway has published an excellent series of books focused on introducing readers to the vast history of Christian thinking. They don’t stop with a simple review, however. They continue on to apply Christian thinking to a variety of fields including journalism, psychology, the natural sciences, liberal arts, and political thought (just to name a few!). The series is edited by David Dockery, President of Union University, and in the introduction to the first volume, Dockery offers the purpose of the series:
At the heart of this work is the challenge to prepare a generation of Christians to think Christianly, to engage the academy and the culture, and to serve the church and society. We believe that both the breadth and the depth of the Christian intellectual tradition needs to be reclaimed, revitalized, renewed, and revived for us to carry forward this work. These study guides will seek to provide a framework to help introduce students to the great tradition of Christian thinking, seeking to highlight its importance for understanding the world, its significance for serving both church and society, and its application for Christian thinking and learning. The series is a starting point for exploring important ideas and issues such as truth, meaning, beauty, and justice.
Over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting each of the titles below; for now, here’s the list of those titles.
The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking, by David S. Dockery and Timothy George
Political Thought, by Hunter Baker
The Liberal Arts, by Gene C. Fant Jr.
Philosophy, by David K. Naugle
Literature, by Louis Markos
Biblical and Theological Studies, by Michael J. Wilkins and Erik Thoennes
Media, Journalism, and Communication, by Read Mercer Schuchardt
Christian Worldview, by Philip Graham Ryken
History, by Nathan A. Finn
Ethics and Moral Reasoning, by C. Ben Mitchell
Art and Music, by Paul Munson and Joshua Farris Drake
The Natural Sciences, by John A. Bloom
Psychology, by Stanton L. Jones
Education, by Ted Newell