ERIC Number: EJ1102334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Educating Lives for Christian Wisdom
Davis, Darin H.; Wadell, Paul J.
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v20 n2 p90-105 Jul 2016
This article explores how educating lives for Christian wisdom might serve as an antidote to the vice of "acedia," a prominent feature of the culture of contemporary higher education. After suggesting that the capital vice of "acedia" seems to capture well various facets of our present age and how the pursuit of wisdom serves as its antidote, we examine important practices and virtues that sustain the quest for Christian wisdom as distinct from practical and theoretical wisdom. In particular, we discuss worship, wonder and delight, humility and prayer, charitable reading, and friendship.
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Values Clarification, Values, Friendship, Metacognition, Humanization, Critical Thinking, Imagination, Religious Factors, Educational Practices, Morale, Moral Development
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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