Chapter

Conclusion

Mike Higton

in A Theology of Higher Education

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199643929
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738845 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0011
Conclusion

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The conclusion reflects on two limits to the argument of the book. First, it notes that a secular and religiously plural university is not, and should not be, the church. It asks what role explicitly Christian worship and discipleship – and the call to others to become Christian worshippers and disciples – can and should nevertheless play in such a context, and conclude that, while a public university is properly secular and religiously plural, practices of Christian worship and discipleship do fundamentally belong on campus.  Second, it examines another kind of limit: the inevitability that the university will remain an ambiguous and problematic institution, and that labour for its good will meet all too regularly with frustration.

Keywords: university; idea of a university; university chaplain; higher education; worship

Chapter.  2057 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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