The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking: A Student's Guide
David S. Dockery & Timothy George
A college education becomes truly meaningful when faith affects what happens in the classroom every day. Toward that end, David Dockery and Timothy George have written this compelling case for the role of the Christian intellectual tradition in a serious liberal arts education.
Surveying the long-standing history of Christian thinkers—ranging from the Apostles to the Reformers to the 21st century’s greatest theologians—this book introduces readers to the distinctive way that Christians through the years have read the Bible, formulated doctrine, provided education, and engaged the culture.
About the Authors
“David Dockery and Timothy George are veterans of long and distinguished service in both church and academy. The wisdom they bring to their recommendation of the Christian intellectual tradition is biblical, seasoned, experienced, trustworthy, and encouraging. It is a book to enjoy both in itself and as a welcome guide to much, much more.”
Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame; editor, Protestantism after 500 Years
“David Dockery and Timothy George are among the preeminent Christian intellectuals of the current age. This book demonstrates why. The volume courses with biblical conviction, evangelical vitality, and a breadth that interacts with the great cloud of witnesses from every place and era of the church of Jesus Christ. I commend this book heartily to students, professors, and church leaders.”
Russell D. Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; author, Onward
“In a clear and concise presentation of the great thinkers of the church, the authors of this book launch a new series that promises to provide students with an important key to unlock the treasure store of the Christian tradition. They show us once again how exciting Christianity is and why it has captured the minds of successive generations. At a time when our faith is being challenged as never before, this introduction to its riches promises to equip the saints of the next generation to claim their inheritance and extend it further to the glory of God.”
Gerald Bray, Research Professor of Divinity, History, and Doctrine, Beeson Divinity School; author, God Is Love and God Has Spoken