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ERIC Number: ED124040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-6
Pages: 7
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An Academic Ministry to Technology
Lamar, William Fred
Occasional Papers, v1 n6 Feb. 6, 1976
The views of Hans Deiter Betz regarding the role of theology in higher education are discussed. The suggestion that the church challenge the concept of knowledge that is presently advocated in the technology oriented university is considered. Views of various other theologians are also described, and the need for Protestant churches to invest their resources in the training of interdisciplinary scholars is emphasized. It is hoped that the church will see the need for interdisciplinary theological research and communication and will identify the valuable resources in personnel which already exist in these fields. Then, through the development of centers for interdisciplinary scientific/theological research, or through the creation of an academically oriented campus ministry which is qualified to speak to specialized issues in the intellectual community, the church will again have a voice within those institutions who determine through their research and teaching the character of the individuals and the society of the next century. (LBH)
United Methodist Center, Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 871, Nashville, Tennessee 37202
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