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Mennonite Idealism and Higher Education

The Story of the Fresno Pacific College Idea

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This edition was published in by Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno in Fresno, CA.

187 pages

This book of essays, published in 1995, describes the idealism that shaped Fresno Pacific College during its first fifty years, particularly during its liberal arts phase since 1960.

"Amidst the growth and even fragmentation that accompanies most stories of institutional development is the attempt to maintain a synoptic vision. The tension in maintaining a distinctive core while serving ever more publics is not uncommon to Christian colleges. This quest for the distinctive and appropriate ideational core not only defines institutional mission but also energizes a school. While debates about core institutional ideas may seem arcane and even superfluous to the supporters and friends of a college, and sometimes even to trustees, they are necessary and critical for institutional survival. In fact, those Christian colleges that are most successful are probably those that have worked hardest at defining such an ideational core and then worked at juxtaposing and balancing it with the needs of the world around them. These essays are part of the ongoing discussion about that balancing act."

~Paul Toews, from the Introduction, xiii

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The Story of the Fresno Pacific College Idea

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This book of essays, published in 1995, describes the idealism that shaped Fresno Pacific College during its first fifty years, particularly during its liberal arts phase since 1960.

"Amidst the growth and even fragmentation that accompanies most stories of institutional development is the attempt to maintain a synoptic vision. The tension in maintaining a distinctive core while serving ever more publics is not uncommon to Christian colleges. This quest for the distinctive and appropriate ideational core not only defines institutional mission but also energizes a school. While debates about core institutional ideas may seem arcane and even superfluous to the supporters and friends of a college, and sometimes even to trustees, they are necessary and critical for institutional survival. In fact, those Christian colleges that are most successful are probably those that have worked hardest at defining such an ideational core and then worked at juxtaposing and balancing it with the needs of the world around them. These essays are part of the ongoing discussion about that balancing act."

~Paul Toews, from the Introduction, xiii

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The Story of the Fresno Pacific College Idea

This edition was published in by Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno in Fresno, CA.


Table of Contents

Foreword Rodney J. Sawatsky vii
Introduction Paul Toews x
Part One: Background to the Fresno Pacific College Idea
1. The Birth of the Vision Arthur Wiebe 1
2. The Origins of the Fresno Pacific College Idea Dalton Reimer 24
Part Two: Components of the Fresno Pacific College Idea
3. The "Christian College" as Heresy Delbert Wiens 43
4. "Community" and the Fresno Pacific College Idea: Dilemmas in the Institutionalization of Religion Robert Enns 66
5. Singing the Christian College Song in a Mennonite Key Paul Toews 89
6. "Fresno Pacific College is a Prophetic College" Dalton Reimer 103
Part Three: Revisions and Outworkings of the Fresno Pacific College Idea
7. The Revision of the Fresno Pacific College Idea, 1979-1983: A Contextual and Linguistic Interpretation Wilfred Martens 119
8. From Monastery to Marketplace: Idea and Mission in Graduate and Professional Programs at Fresno Pacific College John Yoder 133
Epilogue Paul Toews 152
Appendix: The Evolution of the Fresno Pacific College Idea 155
Contributors 165

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1995

Contributors

Contributor
Robert Enns
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Wilfred Martens
Contributor
Dalton Reimer
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Paul Toews
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Arthur Wiebe
Contributor
Delbert Wiens
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John Yoder

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OL25951299M
Internet Archive
MennoniteIdealismAndHigherEducationOCRopt
ISBN 10
1877941050
OCLC/WorldCat
33931943

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