In The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking, David Dockery and Timothy George make a compelling case for the role of the Christian intellectual tradition in a serious liberal arts education. Surveying the long-standing history of Christian thinkers—from the Apostles to the Reformers to the twenty-first century’s greatest theologians—this book introduces readers to the distinctive way that Christians through the years have read the Bible, formulated doctrine, provided education, and engaged the culture.
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David Dockery and Timothy George are among the preeminent Christian intellectuals of the current age. This book demonstrates why. The volume courses with biblical conviction, evangelical vitality, and a breadth that interacts with the great cloud of witnesses from every place and era of the church of Jesus Christ. I commend this book heartily to students, professors, and church leaders.come and important volume.
—Russell D. Moore, president, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
David Dockery and Timothy George are veterans of long and distinguished service in both church and academy. The wisdom they bring to their recommendation of the Christian intellectual tradition is biblical, seasoned, experienced, trustworthy, and encouraging. It is a book to enjoy both in itself and as a welcome guide to much, much more.
—Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
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David S. Dockery is president and professor of Christian Studies at Union University. He has written and contributed to many articles and books. He is the founding editor of the Criswell Theological Review and the general editor of the Holman Concise Bible Commentary found in the Holman Reference Collection (11 Vols.).
Timothy George is dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and an executive editor of Christianity Today. George has written and edited more than 20 books including The New American Commentary: Galatians.