From the Back Cover
Few people have influenced the development of Christian schools in the Reformed tradition in North America and around the world as much as Nicholas Wolterstorff. As a tribute to his contributions, Calvin College education professors Gloria Goris Stronks and Clarence W. Joldersma have drawn together the world-renowned Christian philosopher's thoughts and reflections on Christian education over the last three decades. The guiding principle in making selections was the inclusion of pieces that discuss what makes education truly Christian.
Wolterstorff's writings on education are divided into four sections that focus on the nature of Christian education, the criticisms of Christian education, Christian learning within a pluralistic society, and the goals of Christian education. Of special interest is Wolterstorff's increasing concern with the role of justice in Christian education. Educating for Life
portrays Wolterstorff's evolving thinking on education while paying tribute to him as one of the premier Christian philosophers of our day.Nicholas P. Wolterstorff,
longtime professor of philosophy at Calvin College, is Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School. His teaching and writing have influenced countless evangelical students and scholars throughout the years. He is the author of many books including Educating for Responsible Action, Until Peace and Justice Embrace
, and Divine Discourse.Gloria Goris Stronks
and Clarence W. Joldersma
are professors in the education department at Calvin College
About the Author
Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, longtime professor of philosophy at Calvin College, is Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books, including Educating for Responsible Action. Gloria Goris Stronks and Clarence W. Joldersma are professors in the education department at Calvin College.