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A Theology of Higher Education$
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Mike Higton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199643929

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.253) Conclusion
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A Theology of Higher Education
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Mike Higton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0011

The conclusion reflects on two limits to the argument of the book. First, it notes that a secular and religiously plural university is not, and should not be, the church. It asks what role explicitly Christian worship and discipleship – and the call to others to become Christian worshippers and disciples – can and should nevertheless play in such a context, and conclude that, while a public university is properly secular and religiously plural, practices of Christian worship and discipleship do fundamentally belong on campus.  Second, it examines another kind of limit: the inevitability that the university will remain an ambiguous and problematic institution, and that labour for its good will meet all too regularly with frustration.

Keywords:   university, idea of a university, university chaplain, higher education, worship

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