Moving Beyond Value- or Virtue- Added: Transforming Colleges and Universities for Redemptive Moral Development

Perry L. Glanzer

Perry L. Glanzer notes that Christian colleges and universities often replicate the disciplinary structures and adopt the student development theories of the academy. However, these structures and theories emerged as a result of higher educationís failed search for a nonsectarian form of humanism. This problematic origin helps explain why these structures and theories exacerbated the tendency of secular universities to either neglect the moral development of the whole person or moralize about it. If Christian institutions wish to resist participating in the same dehumanization process as the secular university, they will need to transform the structures and theories they inherited from the secular university using a unique vision of redemptive humanism. Mr. Glanzer is Associate Professor of Educational Foundations at Baylor University.

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