Education and the Christian Worldview ...

Research Resources



Aristotle. Nichomachean ethics.

Clement of Alexandria. The instructor.

Plato. Meno.

Plato. The republic.

St. Augustine. Concerning the teacher and on the immortality of the soul.

St. Augustine. Teaching Christianity.

St. Augustine. On the Catechizing of the Uninstructed.

St. Augustine. Enchiridion.

Thomas Aquinas. How to study.

Thomas Aquinas. On the teacher.


St. Augustine. The confessions.

Bunyon, John. Pilgrims progress.

Calvin, John. The institutes of Christian religion.

Chesterton, G. K. Orthodoxy.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity.

Luther, Martin. The bondage of the will.

Milton, John. Paradise lost.

Pascal, Blaise. Pensees.

St. Teresa of Avila. The interior castle.


Carper, J. C. & Hunt, T. (Eds.).(1984). Religious schooling in America. Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press.

Riesen, R. A. (2002).  Piety and philosophy: A primer for Christian schools.  Phoenix, AZ: ACW.  []


Bennett, W. J. (1992). The devaluing of America: The fight for our culture and our children. New York: Summit Books.

Berkhof, L. & Van Til, C. (1990). Foundations of Christian education: Addresses to Christian teachers. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed.

Boys, M. C. (1989). Educating in faith: Maps and visions. New York: Harper & Row.

Burgess, H. (1995). Models of religious education. Wheaton, Victor Books.

Clark, G. H. (1946). A Christian philosophy of education. Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation.

DeJong, N. (1969). Education in the truth. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed.

Fowler, J. (1981). Stages of faith: The psychology of human development and the quest for meaning. San Francisco: Harper.

Fowler, J., Nipkow, K. E., & Schweitzer, F. (1991). Stages of faith and religious development: Implications for church, education, and society. New York: Crossroads.

Graham, D. (2003). Teaching redemptively: Bringing grace and truth into your classroom. Colorado Springs: Purposeful Design.

Hauerwas, S. & Westerhoff, J. H. (Eds.). (1992). Schooling Christians: "Holy experiments" in American education. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans.

Lewis, C. S. (1947). The abolition of man: How education develops man's sense of morality. New York: Macmillan.

Machen, J. G. (1987). Education, Christianity, and the state (J. W. Robbins, Ed.). Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation.

Murphy, D. D. (2004).  Teaching that transforms: Worship as the heart of Christian education.  Grand Rapids: Brazos Press.

Nash, R. H. (1990). The closing of the American heart: What's really wrong with America's schools. United States: Probe Books.

Nelson, F. C. (1987). Public schools: An evangelical appraisal. Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company.

Noll, M. A. (1995). The scandal of the evangelical mind. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Palmer, P. J. (19??). Caring for the commonwealth: Education for religious and public life. Mercer University Press.

Palmer, P. J. (1993). To know as we are known: Education as a spiritual journey. San Francisco: Harper/Collins.

Palmer, P. J. (1997). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Pazmiño, R. W. (1992). Principles and practice of Christian education: An evangelical perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Pazmiño, R. W. (1994). By what authority do we teach? Sources for empowering Christian educators. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Pazmiño, R. W. (1997). Foundational issues in Christian education: An introduction in evangelical perspective. (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Perk, S. C. (1992). The Christian philosophy of education explained. Whitby, England: Avant Books.

Runner, H. E. (1970). The relation of the bible to learning. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Wedge Publishing Foundation.

Rushdoony, R. J. (1963). The messianic character of American education. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company.

Sidey, K. (Ed.). (1989). The blackboard fumble: Finding a place for values in public education. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

Sire, J. W. (1990). Discipleship of the mind: Learning to love God in the way we think. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Van Til, C. (1971). Essays of Christian education. United States: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.

Wilhoit, J. (1986). Christian education: The search for meaning. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Wilson, D. (1991). Recovering the lost tools of learning: A distinctively Christian education. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Wolterstorff, N. P. (1980). Educating for responsible social action. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Wolterstorff, N. P. (2002). Educating for life: Reflections on Christian teaching and learning (G. G. Stronks & C. W. Joldersma, Eds.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

Zuck, R. B. (1998). Teaching as Paul taught. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Zuck, R. B. (1995). Teaching as Jesus taught. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.


Anderson, C. (2004). Teaching as believing: Faith in the university. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.

Beck, W. D. (Ed.). (1991). Opening the American mind: The integration of Biblical truth in the curriculum of the university. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Buckley, W. F. (1951). God and man at Yale: The superstitions of academic freedom. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company.

Burtchaell, J. T. (1998). The dying of the light: The disengagement of colleges and universities from their Christian churches. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Carpenter, J. A. & Shipps K. W. (Eds.). (1987). Making higher education Christian: The history and mission of evangelical colleges in America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Dejong, A. J. (1990). Reclaiming a mission: New direction for the church-related college. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Henry, D. V. & Agee, B. R. (Eds.). (2003). Faithful learning and the Christian scholarly vocation. Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans.

Haskins, C. H. (1923, 1976). The rise of the university. Gordon Press.

Holmes, A. (1975). The idea of a Christian college. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Hughes, R. T. & Adrian, W. B. (Eds.). (1997). Models of Christian higher education: Strategies for success in the
twenty-first century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Marsden, G. M. (1987). The outrageous idea of Christian scholarship. Oxford University Press.

Marsden, G. M. (1994). The soul of the American university: From Protestant establishment to established nonbelief. Oxford University Press.

Marsden, G. M. & Longfield, B. J. (Eds.). (1992). The secularization of the academy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mayers, M. K., Richards, L., & Webber R. (1972). Reshaping evangelical higher education. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

McClendon Jr., J. W. (2000). Witness: Systematic theology (Vol 3). Nashville: Abingdon. [Chapter 10 - Theology and the University]

Migliazzo. A. C. (2002). Teaching as an act of faith: Theory and practice in church-related higher education. New York: Fordham University Press.

Noll, M. A. (1986). Between faith and criticism: Evangelicals, scholarship, and the Bible in America. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Plantinga Jr., C. (2002). Engaging God's world: A Christian vision of faith, learning, and living. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Poe, H. L. (2004). Christianity in the academy: Teaching at the intersection of faith and learning. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

Ramm, B. (1963). The Christian college in the twentieth century. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Reuben, J. A. (1996). The making of the modern university: Intellectual transformation and the marginalization of morality. Chicago: Univeristy of Chicago Press.

Ringenberg, W. C. (1984). The Christian college: A history of Protestant higher education in America. Grand Rapids: Christian University Press/Eerdmans.

Sandin, R. T. (1982). The search for excellence: The Christian college in an age of educational competition. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.

Schwehn, M. R. (1993). Exiles from Eden: Religion and the academic vocation in America. New York: Oxford.

Smith, J. T. (1998). Methodism and Education, 1849-1902: J.H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools. Oxford Univ. Press/Clarendon Press.

Wolterstorff, N. P. (2004). Educating for shalom: Essays on higher education (C. W. Joldersma & G. G. Stronks, Eds.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.


Barclay, W. (1959). Train up a child: Educational ideals in the ancient world. Philadelphia: Westminster Press.

Benson, C. H. (1943). A popular history of Christian education. Chicago: Moody Press.

Cairns, E. (1996). Christianity through the centuries: A history of the Christian church [3rd ed.]. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. (focuses on development of doctrine, but includes education themes)

Cully, B. C. (Ed.). (1960). Basic writings in Christian education. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press.

Eavey, C. B. (1964). History of Christian education. Chicago: Moody Press.

Engen, J. V. (Ed.). (2004). Educating people of faith: Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian communities. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Elias, J. L. (2003). A history of Christian education: Protestant, catholic, and orthodox perspectives. Melbourne: Krieger.

Gangel, K. O. & Benson, W. S. (1983). Christian education: Its history and philosophy. Chicago: Moody Press.

Gibbs, E. S. (Ed.). (1992). A reader in Christian education: Foundations and basic perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Henderson, R. W. (1962). The teaching office in the Reformed tradition: A history of the doctoral ministry. Philadelphia: Westminister Press.

Kliebard, H. M. (Ed.). (1969). Religion and education in America: A documentary history. Scranton, PN: International Textbook Company.

Knight, G. R. (1989). Philosophy & education: An introduction in Christian perspective. (2nd ed.). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press.

Lockerbie, D. B. (1994). A passion for learning: The history of Christian thought on education. Chicago: Moody Press.

Nord, W. A. (1995). Religion and American education: Rethinking a national dilemma. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Reed, J. E. & Prevost, R. (1993). A history of Christian education. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman.

Towns, E. L. (Ed.). (1975). A history of religious educators. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Ulich, R. (1968). A history of religious education: Documents and interpretations from the Judaeo-Christian tradition. New York: New York University.

Ulich, R. (Ed.). (1950). Three thousand years of educational wisdom: Selections from great documents. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Vandenberg, F. (1960). Abraham Kuyper. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

West, F. W. (1892, 1969). Alcuin and the rise of Christian schools. New York: Greenwood Press.

Zackman, R. C. (2006). John Calvin as teacher, pastor, and theologian: The shape of his writings and thoughts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.


Ballmann, R. E. (1995). The how and why of home schooling. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Card, S. & Card, M. (1997). The homeschool journey.  Eugene, OR: Harvest House.

Dobson, L (Ed.) (1998). The homeschooling book of answers: The 88 most important questions answered by homeschooling's most respected voices. Rocklin, CA: Prima.

Farris, M. P. (1997). The future of home schooling: A new direction for Christian home education. Washington, DC: Regnery.

Field, C. M. (1998). A field guide to home schooling. Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell.

Goodsell, W. (1915). A history of the family as a social and educational institution. New York: Macmillan.

Klicka, C. J. & Klicka, C. (1994). The right choice: The incredible failure of public education and the rising hope of home schooling. Gresham, OR: Noble Publishing Associates.

Moore, R. S. & Moore, D. N. (1994). The successful homeschool family handbook: A creative and stress-free approach to homeschooling. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Pride, M. (1988). Schoolproof : How to help your family beat the system and learn to love learning the easy natural way. Westchester, IL: Crossway.

Ray, B. D. (1997). Strengths of their own -- Home schoolers across America: Academic achievement, family characteristics, and longitudinal traits. Salem, OR: National Home Education Research Institute.

Wade, T. E. (1998). The home school manual: Plans, pointers, reasons and resources. Auburn, CA: Gazelle.

Wise, J. & Wise Bauer, S. (1999). The well-trained mind: A guide to classical education at home. W.W. Norton & Company.

Whitehead, J. W. & Crow, A. I. (1993). Home education: Rights and reasons. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.



Bernstein, R. (1994). Dictatorship of virtue: Multiculturalism and the battle for America's future. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Breckenridge, J. & Breckenridge, L. (1995). What color is your God? Multicultural education in the church. Wheaton, IL: BridgePoint/Victor Books.

Bull, B. L. (1992). The ethics of multicultural and bilingual education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gaede, S. D. (1995). When tolerance is no virtue. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

McCallum, D. (Ed.). (1996). The death of truth. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House.

Schlesinger, Jr., A. (1998). The disuniting of America: Reflections on a multicultural society. New York: W.W. Norton.

School Choice.

Skillen, J. W. (1993). The school-choice controversy: What is constitutional? Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Textbook Bias.

Vitz, P. (1986). Censorship: Evidence of bias in our children's textbooks. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books.


Astley, J., Francis, L.J., & Crowder, C. (Eds.). (1997). Theological perspectives on Christian formation: A reader on theology and Christian education. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Francis, L. J., Thatcher, A. (Eds.). (1993). Christian perspectives for education: A reader in the theology of education. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Gibbs, E. S. (Ed.). (1991). A reader in Christian education: Foundations and basic perspectives. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

The Image of God and the Nature of Persons.

Berkouwer, G. C. (1962). Man: The image of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Clark, G. H. (1984). The biblical doctrine of man. Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation.

Crabb, L. (1987). Understanding people. Grand Rapids, MI: Ministry Resources Library.

Crabb, L. (1988). Inside out. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Crabb, L. (1991). Men & women: Enjoying the difference. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Crabb, L. (1997). Connecting: Healing ourselves and our relationships, a radical new vision. Nashville, TN: Word.

Edwards, J. (1970). The great Christian doctrine of original sin defended. Boston: 1758. Republished by Yale University Press.

Hoekema, A. A. (1986). Created in God's image. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Machen, J. G. (1947). The Christian view of man. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Niebuhr, R. (1964). The nature and destiny of man: A Christian interpretation. New York: Scribners.

Packer, J. I.(1978). Knowing man. Westchester, IL: Cornerstone.

Piper, J. (1990). What's the difference?: Manhood and womanhood defined according to the Bible. Westchester, IL: Crossway Books.

Plantinga, Jr., C. (1995). Not the way it's supposed to be: A breviary of sin. Leicester, England: Apollos.

Stevenson, L. (1987). Seven theories of human nature. New York: Oxford University Press.

Faith and Culture.

Guinness, O. (1994). Fit bodies fat minds: Why evangelicals don't think and what to do about it. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Niebuhr, R. (1975). Christ and Culture. New York: Harper.

Wells, D. F. (1993). No place for truth or whatever happened to evangelical theology? Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Wells, D. F. (1994). God in the wasteland: The reality of truth in a world of fading dreams. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.


Beckwith, F., Craig W. & Moreland, J. P. (Eds.). (2004). To everyone an answer: A case for the Christian worldview. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Craig, W. L. & Moreland, J. P. (2003). Philosophical foundations for a Christian worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Dockery, D. S. & Thornbury, G. A. (Eds.). (2002). Shaping a Christian worldview: The foundation of Christian higher education. Nashville: Broadman and Holman.

Hasker, W. (1983). Metaphysics: Constructing a world view. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Heslam, P. S. (1998). Creating a Christian Worldview: Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism. Grand Rapids. MI: Eerdmans.

Hoffecker, W. A. (Ed.). (1988). Building a Christian world view: God, man, and knowledge. (Vol. 1). Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company.

Hoffecker, W. A. (Ed.). (1988). Building a Christian world view: The universe, society, and ethics. (Vol. 2). Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company.

Holmes, A. (1977). All truth is God's truth. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Holmes, A. (1985). The making of a Christian mind: A Christian world view & the academic enterprise. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Holmes, A. (1983). Contours of a world view. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Johnson, P. (1995). Reason in the balance: The case against naturalism in science, law and education. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Kuyper, A. (1996). Christianity: A total world and life system. Marlborough, NH: The Plymouth Rock Foundation.

Marshall, P. A., Griffioen, S., & Mouw, R. J. (Eds.). (1989). Stained glass: Worldviews and social science. Lanham: University Press of America.

Nash, R. H. (1992). Worldviews in conflict: Choosing Christianity in a world of ideas. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Naugle, D. K. (2002). Worldview: The history of a concept. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Noebel, D. A. (1994). Understanding the times: The religious worldviews of our day and the search for truth. Harvest House.

Noebel, D. A. (2002). Thinking like a Christian: Understanding and living a biblical worldview: Teaching textbook (Worldviews in focus series). Broadman & Holman.

Plantinga Jr., C. (2002). Engaging God's world: A Christian vision of faith, learning, and living. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Sire, J. W. (1990). Discipleship of the mind: Learning to love God in the way we think. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Sire, J. W. (1997). The universe next door: A basic worldview catalog.(3rd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Sire, J. W. (2004). Naming the elephant: Worldview as a concept. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Sproul, R. C. (1986). Lifeviews: Understanding the ideas that shape society today. Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell.

Walsh, B. J. & Middleton, J. R. (1984). The transforming vision: Shaping the Christian worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Weaver, R. (1984). Ideas have Consequences. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Wolters, A. M. (1985). Creation regained: Biblical basics for a reformational worldview. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

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