MARS HILL AUDIO Book 7

The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education by Norman Klassen and Jens Zimmermann

In The Passionate Intellect, Norman Klassen and Jens Zimmermann trace the history of higher education from its medieval roots to the present, focusing on how educational agendas have been assembled in light of shifting understandings of the nature of knowledge and the nature of human well-being. They demonstrate that some form of humanism has always been central to the purposes of higher education, and insist that the recovery of a rich, Christocentric Christian humanism is the only way for the University to recover a coherent purpose. Read by Ken Myers. 6.5 hours

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    Opening
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    Preface
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    Introduction
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    Part I: Clearing the Ground
    Chapter 1: Can Christians Think?
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    Part II: The Story of Humanism from Its Holistic Medieval Beginnings to Postmodern Fragmentation
    Chapter 2: A Holistic Beginning: Medieval Humanism
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    Chapter 3: Letter and Spirit: Literary Humanism
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    Chapter 4: Secular Scientific Humanism
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    Chapter 5: Dare to Think! Enlightenment Humanism and Dualism
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    Chapter 6: The Birth of the Humanities: Giambattista Vico's Critique of the Enlightenment
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    Chapter 7: Non-Christian Criticism of the Enlightenment
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    Part III: Postmodernism and Humanism
    Chapter 8: Postmodern Humanism
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    Chapter 9: Postmodern Antihumanism and the University
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    Chapter 10: Incarnational Humanism
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    Part IV: Applying Incarnational Humanism
    Chapter 11: Incarnational Humanism and Common Grace
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    Chapter 12: Conclusion