Professors Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of Christian Faculty, Edited by Paul M. Anderson

Professors Who Believe

The Spiritual Journeys of Christian Faculty

Edited by Paul M. Anderson

Professors Who Believe
  • Length: 238 pages
  • Published: December 02, 1998
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 1599
  • ISBN: 9780830815999

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Often the university is seen as a hothouse of anti-Christian bias. Every other belief system, no matter how exotic, seems to receive more respect and support than historic Christian belief. Yet even in this environment, steadily and certainly, men and women of faith have continued to hold and grow in their confidence in Christ.

Here are the stories of twenty-two such Christian faculty, who tell in their own words the difference that Christ has made in their lives and their work. Respected and accomplished in a variety of academic disciplines, these believers have come to a strong understanding of their faith within their professions. They have wrestled with the issues of a complex world and found meaning and purpose through their spiritual journeys.

These very personal stories offer thoughtful models of how faith can not only survive but thrive in the university world.


Introduction: This We Proclaim
1. A Common Thread, Paul M. Anderson
2. The Necessity of Trust, John Patrick
3. To God Alone Be the Glory, James N. BeMiller
4. God Is Faithful, E. C. "Gene" Ashby
5. Three Heavens--Our Home, Patricia H. Reiff
6. Ordinary Memoir, John Suppe
7. Unseen Realities, J. Gary Eden
8. From Religion to Relationship, John F. Walkup
9. Confessions of a "Weird Mathematician," James P. Keener
10. A Life Journey with Jesus, Verna Benner Carson
11. Christ the Anchor, Christ the Servant, Kenneth G. Elzinga
12. Hard Question, Easy Yoke, Ronald D. Anderson
13. Semper Fidelis, Mark T. Clark
14. A Prodigal Child Finds Faith, Louisa (Sue) Hulett
15. From the Ends of the Earth, Glenn Tinder
16. Down by the Cross, Patricia Raybon
17. Marxism and Me, Marvin Olasky
18. This Calls for a Map, Philip J. Gersmehl
19. An Ancient Historian's View of Christianity, Edwin M. Yamauchi
20. We Worship the Same God You Do, Michael W. McConnell
21. Christianity and a Conceptual Orientation, Keith E. Yandell
22. On Being a Slow Learner, David Lyle Jeffrey

About the Authors


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Paul M. Anderson

Paul M. Anderson (PhD, University of Minnesota) is professor emeritus of biochemistry and molecular biology in the School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and has published ninety-eight papers and articles. His research work, funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, has focused on enzyme mechanisms, nitrogen metabolism in fish, and regulation of gene expression in fish.