With All Your Mind: A Christian Philosophy of Education
by Michael L. Peterson
University of Notre Dame Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-268-01968-6
Library of Congress Classification LB1027.2.P48 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 370/.1

"Refreshingly forthright about the priority of educational philosophy over methodological issues, and therefore about the foundational role of a Christian worldview, Peterson grounds the quest for truth and moral development and the pursuit of excellence in the creational mandate and redemptive task. An important call to educators, and a viable text for prospective teachers." -Arthur F. Holmes, emeritus professor of philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

"This book makes a truly original and valuable contribution to the philosophy of education. It will be useful to students in both the fields of education and philosophy, and it will make an excellent text for courses in the philosophy of education. Peterson has a remarkable gift for explaining difficult concepts in a way that is accessible to non-experts." -Gregory Mellema, professor of philosophy, Calvin College

"Drawing on both Protestant and Catholic sources, Peterson's book develops a Christian philosophy of education on two levels. It is noteworthy and commendable in concretely spelling out the meaning of such theoretical concepts as the ‘integration of faith and knowledge' and the characteristics of a ‘Christian mind.' At the same time, it has a very practical orientation in bringing distinctively religious perspectives to bear on pedagogical and administrative issues . . . a ‘must read' book for faculty colloquia at colleges and universities under Christian sponsorship." -Janine Marie Idziak, professor of philosophy and Catholic Studies Program, Loras College

"A refreshing and insightful discussion of many crucial philosophical concerns in higher education, concerns that influence every discipline. Dr. Peterson's book provides a very readable overview of philosophical history, while arguing convincingly for a philosophy of education informed by timeless classical and Christian truths." -Daniel H. Strait, associate professor of English, Asbury College

"Michael Peterson has thought long and hard about what it might look like to approach education--from its lowest levels to its highest--as a Christian. The result is a book strong in its discerning use of varied Christian traditions, timely in its thoughtful assessment of contemporary worldviews, and hopeful in its realistic assessment of what needs to be done." -Mark A. Noll, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

MICHAEL L. PETERSON is professor and chair of the philosophy department at Asbury College, as well as the editor of The Problem of Evil, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.


"Contemporary education is beset by many problems, [Peterson] argues, that can best be solved by instilling a reverent sense of humanity in children of all ages. . . . Recommended." Library Journal (October 1, 2001)

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