Here’s a quick description from MHA’s website:
Higher education long ago distanced itself from its originating Christocentric purposes. But today, the condition of Western universities is even more disordered. Institutions of higher education lack any common vision of what is true and what is good for human flourishing. The postmodern university is not only post-Christian, it is post-humanist, and for the same reasons. Humanism, after all, is the product of a culture that believed in the Incarnation.
In their book The Passionate Intellect, Norman Klassen and Jens Zimmermann argue that the Incarnation is after all the only reliable foundation on which to build a properly humanistic education. “Christians are supposed to be the paradigm for a new humanity founded by Christ and inaugurated by his resurrection from the dead, a decisive event signaling the reconciliation of humanity to God and anticipating the full redemption of God’s creation.” [emphasis added]
Hmm, where else have I recently seen the term “human flourishing?” This book looks very intriguing, and I encourage you to check it out. (And, if you’d like to contribute a review to the blog after you do, just let me know.)
About the author:
The former Associate Director for the Emerging Scholars Network, Micheal lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three children and works as a web manager for a national storage and organization company. He writes about work, vocation, and finding meaning in what you do at No Small Actors.