What We’ve Got Here is a Failure to Imagine: The Church-Based University in the Tournament of Competing Visions

Barry A. Harvey

Contemporary society fails to cultivate the sort of imagination that allows persons to recognize evil and grace in their everyday lives. In this essay Barry A. Harvey considers what a university might accomplish by requiring its students to take courses in Scripture and theology. He examines the conduct of those who during the Holocaust went on with their “normal” lives while their fellow human beings were murdered, and those who rescued them. What we learn goes to the question of what is not only true, but good and beautiful as well, posed in the form of a tournament of competing visions. Mr. Harvey is Associate Professor of Theology at Baylor University.

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