The Faith & Learning Bibliography provides a list of resources related to "faith and learning," accessible to scholars around the world.

The Bibilography incorporates: materials produced by scholars whose academic work is rooted in their Christian faith; materials that explicitly address the role of faith in learning; and materials that, while not addressing this matter directly, embody an effort to engage in scholarly work as a Christian.

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  • Christianity: Slave Morality or Anthropotechnics?

    Dettloff, Dean; CPRSE (CPRSE, 2015-01-13)
  • Women, Violence and Harrassment

    Carr, Allyson; Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics, Institute for Christian Studies (CPRSE, 2011-12-24)
  • Christmas for Cynics

    Dettloff, Dean; CPRSE (CPRSE, 2015-01-05)
  • On (Not) Accepting Reality: Introducing The Annihilation of Hell

    Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (CPRSE, 2015-05-27)
  • "The Earth Will Be Filled With the Glory of God": Christian Scholarship Confronting Injustice and Suffering

    Blomberg, Doug; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2015-05-08)
  • Kuyper's Razor? Rethinking Science and Religion, Trinitarian Scholarship and God’s Eternity

    Coletto, Renato; School of Philosophy, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2015-05)
    This article explores three research fields in contemporary Christian scholarship and argues that the way they are approached is often questionable due to the basic assumptions, the methods or the implications. The following allegations are proposed. Research on the relationship between religion and science is based on a framework of assumptions which does not reflect the biblical standpoint properly. Trinitarian scholarship expects too much from the presumed correspondence between Trinity and created reality, whilst it tends to neglect other resources available to Christian scholarship. Scientific reflection on God’s eternity is speculative in as much as it tries to transcend the modal horizon of knowledge. In these three cases (other cases are also briefly mentioned) it is argued that ‘Kuyper’s razor’ (an approach promoted in the Kuyperian reformational tradition) would help rethinking research in these areas.
  • Exempla and the Promotion of Religious Identity: Gerard of Frachet's Vitae Fratrum

    Sweetman, Robert; Goering, Joseph; Guardiani, Francesco; Silano, Giulio; Institute for Christian Studies (LEGASNew York, 2008)
    This paper will examine the pedagogy of the exemplary vignette as a means of "mass" identity formation within the Dominican Order and among its far flung support­ers. In the process, I make the case that Cistercian Conrad of Eberbach's earlier Exor­dium Magnum provided a model for a Dominican "memory" and the identity that shared memory was to ensure.
  • Love, Understanding and the Mystical Knowledge of God

    Sweetman, Robert; Goering, Joseph; Guardiani, Francesco; Silano, Giulio; Institute for Christian Studies (LEGASNew York, 2002)
    I propose to explore the relationship between love, understanding and mysti­cal knowledge of God in Eckhart. It contrasts as it must to the "voluntarism" of the Bernadine tradition. So how does Eckhart see God in mystical union with, as he calls it, "the eyes of love"?
  • Reunite Devotion, Confessional Literacy and Christian Action

    Sweetman, Robert; Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Courier, 2015-04-27)
  • “We Educate, They Indoctrinate” Religion and the Politics of Togetherness in Ontario Public Education

    Van Arragon, Leo; University of Ottawa, Department of Classics and Religious Studies (University of Ottawa. Faculty of Arts, 2015)
    Religion has had an ambiguous role in Ontario public education, having provided both the common language for social cohesion and for resistance by religious groups to what they have perceived to be a dominant, exclusive and coercive ethos. In similar ways, religious freedom and diversity have been highly prized and protected in Ontario while at the same time being sources of anxiety and social disruption. Using critical discourse analysis and critical genealogical analysis I examine the conflicted role of religion in Ontario public education through competing discourses in political rhetoric, selected government documents formulating ways of conceptualizing the role of religion in public education from 1950 to 2003 and case law between 1985 and 1997. More precisely, I examine ways in which educational, social and political goals of education have been intertwined throughout the history of Ontario public education. I show that the public school system has been a state instrument privileged to deliver public education as a way to resolve the tension between social cohesion and social diversity by delivering common civic values. One result is that challenges to the public school system are often interpreted as attacks on public education and on Ontario society, particularly when those challenges are launched by religious groups. This has meant that debates about the role of religion in public education tend to be volatile making serious dialogue about this important social issue difficult to achieve while restricting the space for religious diversity in public education.
  • The Walking Dead Meets the Resurrection

    Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (CPRSE, 2015-04-06)
  • Understanding Our World: an Integral Ontology

    Hart, Hendrik; Institute for Christian Studies (University Press of AmericaLanham, Md., 1984)
  • Philosophy as Responsibility: a Celebration of Hendrik Hart's Contribution to the Discipline

    Kuipers, Ronald A.; Wesselius, Janet Catherina; Institute for Christian Studies (University Press of AmericaLanham, Md., 2002)
  • Expanding Our Response to the Call of Justice: An Interview with Gerda Kits

    Dettloff, Dean; Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics; Kits, Gerda (CPRSE, 2015-02-20)
  • In the Beginning(s): The Gifts and Calls of God

    Dettloff, Dean; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-12-13)
  • Haunting Conceptual Boundaries: Miracles in the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas

    Sweetman, Robert; Goering, Joseph; Guardiani, Francesco; Silano, Giulio; Institute for Christian Studies (LEGASNew York, 2005)
    Thomas understands our creaturely being under two contiguous categories: nature and grace, or the natural and the supernatural. In this two-fold understanding of the creaturely whole, miracle names a reality that haunts the boundary between. Is the result seamless harmony? Or seismic activity?
  • On (Not) Obeying the Sabbath: Reading Jesus Reading Scripture

    Ansell, Nicholas; Institute for Christian Studies (Brill, 2011)
  • Decomposing Modernity: Images of Human Existence in the Writings of Ernest Becker

    Olthuis, James H.; Martin, Stephen William; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1992-12)
  • Nisi Causa Utili et Necessaria: Catherine of Siena's Dominican Confessors and the Principles of a Licit Pastoral 'Irregularity'

    Sweetman, Robert; Goering, Joseph; Guardiani, Francesco; Silano, Giulio (LEGASNew York, 2006)
    The Dominican Order gradually evolved rules governing contact between a Dominican pastor and a woman penitent. In the context of these rules, the care given to Catherine of Siena as reported by Raymund of Capua and as confirmed in the letters of Catherine herself can only be termed irregular. The paper attempts to identify the principles underlying and legitimating pastoral irregularity.

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