Dear ESN blog readers,
We’re so glad you’re here, and we’re interested in connecting more with you. One way we want to do that is gathering reader suggestions for our content in various areas this fall. Today, we’d love to hear your thoughts on our fall humanities coverage. Here are a few things we’re considering:
- Humanities-oriented reflections at least once a month in our Scholar’s Compass devotional for academics
- Interviews with ESN members in the humanities about once a month
- More humanities-oriented book reviews
- In depth think pieces on what it means to be a Christian scholar in the humanities
Use the comments section or email us to tell us what you’re most interested in, or suggest other ideas we haven’t thought of yet. We want to hear from you!
ESN Blog Writer/Editor
About the author:
Dr. Hannah Eagleson loves building the ecosystem Christian scholars need to flourish and create positive impacts, in the university and beyond. She is Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network, a digital first ministry serving thousands of early career Christian scholars. Dr. Eagleson launched the ESN student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation annual faith and science conference. She is the editor of *Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored* (Hendrickson, 2019), and the one-semester guidebook *Scholar’s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics* (InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network, 2021), with design by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard. She also launched the Scholar's Compass online devotional series in her previous role as ESN Editor. Dr. Eagleson holds an MA from St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.
Paul Yandle says
I like the book reviews! Since most of us have to be selective about what we read during the school year, it’s nice to get expanded commentary on books of interest.
Janet Y. says
Glad to see these ideas for potential ESN humanities coverage. I’m particularly interested in the humanities-oriented book reviews and think pieces mentioned–particularly if faculty members might share reflections on their worldview’s influence on how their scholarship speaks to field-defining conversations in their disciplines. Curious what others think!
Interested in the think pieces especially.
David Parry says
I’m a fan of all the above suggestions, maybe especially the think pieces. I think interviews with more senior Christian scholars with thought through perspectives on relating their faith to their research/teaching would be helpful too. Creative writing and artwork could also be good.
I wonder whether having posts engaging alternative perspectives in Christian thinking within humanities fields would be helpful (whether survey pieces or a series posts from scholars with different points of view), similar to some of the science posts around origins. Tricky issues that might benefit from this treatment include things like whether it is possible or helpful for Christian historians to seek to discern God’s providence in historical events or the extent to which different varieties of literary theory are helpful or problematic. This need not be aggressive or adversarial, and could include perspectives that are complementary rather than conflicting.