Christian Higher Education in Canada

Challenges and Opportunities

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Stanley E. Porter, Bruce G. Fawcett
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Wipf & Stock
    , November
     348 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The Toronto 2018 Symposium on Christian Higher Education provided an opportunity for leaders in the Canadian Christian higher education movement to reflect deeply on its development, current reality, and future possibilities. The Canadian Christian higher education scene comprises a wide range of institutions, including Christian universities, Bible colleges, and seminaries and graduate schools. Each type has its own distinctive history and likewise represents both challenges and opportunities. Even though they are intertwined in their common purpose, these higher educational institutions express this purpose in various ways. This volume is a collection of the papers and plenary talks designed to share the content of the symposium with a wider audience. The papers are all written by active scholars and researchers who are connected to the member institutions of Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC). They not only illustrate the quality of the scholarship at these institutions, but they make their own critical contribution to an ongoing discussion regarding the role and place of Christian higher education within the wider society. This volume is intended to be helpful to students, faculty, staff, board members, and supporters of Canadian and other Christian higher education institutions, as well as interested individuals and scholars.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Stanley E. Porter is president and dean, professor of New Testament, and Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of nearly thirty monographs and editor of over ninety volumes. One of his latest books is When Paul Met Jesus: How an Idea Got Lost in History. Porter is a former chair of the board of Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC).

Bruce G. Fawcett is president, vice-chancellor, and professor of leadership and religious studies at Crandall University, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. He previously was academic dean at Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, and has served as a visiting instructor at colleges and seminaries across the globe. Fawcett is a former chair of the board of Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC).



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