Now here is a book (and an entire series) worth reading for pleasure, requiring for your children/students, and purchasing for the library. David Dockery and Timothy George’s The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking: A Student’s Guide (Crossway, 2012) is the first book in the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series (edited by Dockery). The Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series is designed to provide an overview of the distinctive way the church has read the Bible, formulated doctrine, provided education, and engaged the culture. Especially designed for college students, these books will show how the Christian intellectual tradition shapes our understanding of the various academic sub-disciplines and aspects of created reality.
To that end, The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking kicks off the series by surveying the history of Christian thinkers and the distinctive ways they have the Bible, formulated doctrine, provided education, and engaged the culture.
There are presently three other books in the series forthcoming in 2012: Political Thought: A Student’s Guide by Hunter Baker (Union University); Philosophy: A Student’s Guide by David K. Naugle (Dallas Baptist University); Literature: A Student’s Guide by Louis Markos (Houston Baptist University).
This series promises to be a valuable tool in the hands of educators and students seeking to grow in and expand the Christian intellectual tradition. BtT gladly welcomes this series and recommends it for all who seek to know and love Christ and his good creation.