Christian Scholars

  • John Sullivan


How does religious faith serve to frame and influence academic work? How does academic work feed into, modify, express or provide an arena for the operation of one’s faith? There has been both continuity and change in the way that these questions have been interpreted and answered over the centuries. After presenting an initial picture of the life and work of a scholar, Sullivan provides several historical examples, both medieval and modern, of how the nature and duties of scholars have been understood, and the close connections that pertain between intellectual, spiritual and moral qualities. Some of the ways that Christian faith might influence how one understands the pursuit of learning and the tasks of teaching are unpacked.


Christian Scholars Michael Fishbane theologyTheology William Lane faithFaith 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Sullivan
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  1. 1.Theology, Philosophy & Religious StudiesLiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK

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