Carol Simon Ph.D.
The spade of books written recently on Christian higher education highlights a common theme: how many colleges founded by church bodies have gradually lost their religious moorings, often culminating in what historian George Marsden calls "established nonbelief." Can Hope Endure? examines the history of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, as it struggles to find a faithful middle way between secularization and withdrawal from mainstream academic and American culture.
Keith D. Wyma Ph.D.
Weakness of will seems to be an inherent part of the human condition. We know what we ought to do and how often we knowingly, willingly fall short in actual practice. How can this be explained and what challenges does it present to systematic explanations of intentional actions? In this inquiry, the thought of three prominent intentional theorists, R.M.Hare, Donald Davidson and Thomas Aquinas, are examined in the crucible of reason to see whether and how they can account for weakness of will.