We’re happy to announce that The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons, edited by our own Prof. Chris Gehrz, was last night named a finalist for the 2015 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award.
Published late last year by IVP Academic and featuring essays by current and former Bethel faculty, The Pietist Vision finished just behind a book on Catholic higher education in the prestigious competition, for which over forty books were nominated.
Bethel is one of ninety-seven church-related colleges and universities in the diverse Lilly Network, whose Book Award
honors an original and imaginative work from any academic discipline that best exemplifies the central ideas and principles animating the Lilly Fellows Program. These include faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition, the vocation of teaching and scholarship, and the history, theory or practice of the university as the site of religious inquiry and culture.
Works considered for this year’s award address the historical or contemporary relation of Christian intellectual life and scholarship to the practice of teaching as a Christian vocation or to the past, present, and future of higher education.
For more on this award, the Lilly program, and The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education, head over to Prof. Gehrz’s blog, The Pietist Schoolman.