Steven Loomis

Steven Loomis is a professor of education at Wheaton College. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education from Claremont Graduate University, Masters degrees from Biola University and Talbot School of Theology, and earned his B.A. in Political Science at California State, Longbeach. Combining theoretical analysis and research methodologies from the humanities (e.g., philosophy, theology) and the social sciences (e.g., political science, economics), Dr. Loomis's research, teaching, mentoring, and consulting focus on interdisciplinary questions related to social institutions, including the direction of higher education and the schools, U.S. and internationally. His strong record of research and publication cover a wide range of dimensions in social thought.


Volume 101

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Guests on Volume 101: James Davison Hunter, on how the most prominent strategies of Christian cultural engagement are based on a misunderstanding about how cultures work; Paul Spears, on why Christian scholars need to understand their disciplines in ways that depart from conventional understanding; Steven Loomis, on why education needs to attend more carefully to nonquantifiable aspects of human experience; James K. A. Smith, on how education always involves the formation of affections and how the form of Christian education should imitate patterns of formation evident in historic Christian liturgy; Thomas Long, on how funeral practices have the capacity to convey an understanding of the meaning of discipleship and death; and William T. Cavanaugh, on the distinctly modern definition of "religion" and how the conventional account of the "Wars of Religion" misrepresents the facts in the interest of consolidating state power.