Led by Mike Higton and David Ford from the University of Cambridge, the study asks, “What place does religion have in the Western research university?” Visit their website, The Idea of a University, for resources or to join the discussion.
Registration is now open for the McDonald Centre spring conference, Christianity and the Flourshing of Universities, to be held 24-25 May 2012 at Christ Church. For full details, visit the conference homepage.
This exciting event will include some of today’s top Christian scholars, such as Sarah Coakley, Jean Bethke Elshtain, David Ford, Paul Griffiths, Richard Hays, David Hempton, Mark Noll, Miroslav Volf, John Witte, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. All of these participants are Distinguished McDonald Scholars from eight of the most prominent universities in the UK and USA.
In the latest issue of Standpoint, Nigel Biggar critiques the growing neglect of the arts and humanities in higher education. Scholars of the humanities, he writes, have a responsibility for the moral formation of their students. The article is a revised version of his Trinity Forum lecture at Rhodes House last autumn.