November 18, 2008 / Theology
In this interview, University of Manchester professor and theologian Graham Ward discusses the relationships between contemporary higher education, especially in theology, politics, capitalism, and globalization.
This issue explores the deeper theological, sociological, and psychological dynamics that may impact higher and lower education. Our examination of contemporary educational theory and practice draws from the rich heritage and creative wellsprings of the Christian tradition in hopes of developing constructive proposals for a vision of what it means to teach and learn in a way that is holistic and that does not leave our hearts fallow.
In this article Dr. Keuss seeks to reassert the important relationship between campus ministry programs and Christian universities; he proposes four distinct movements within our current educational milieu—the movement from technological isolation toward real-life intimacy, from passive ethics toward engaged citizenship, from occupational drive toward radical vocational abandonment, and from racial ignorance and isolation toward true racial reconciliation through honesty, humility, and hard work.