By Elizabeth C. Parsons,Richard Hughes
"This e-book is a wonderful glimpse into perceptions on Christian liberal arts schooling within the correspondence of a tender couple whose previous and destiny weigh seriously in church buildings of Christ better schooling. Their granddaughter, Elizabeth Parsons the editor, has indefatigably searched to set up the backgrounds for those letters and provide info on the entire individuals pointed out. the result is remarkable."
--Thomas H. Olbricht, amazing Professor emeritus of faith, Pepperdine college, Malibu, CA
"There are few events whilst a ebook comes alongside that perfectly catches you abruptly. Such is the case with The maximum paintings within the World, edited by way of Elizabeth C. Parsons. . . . What triggered a spiritual culture just like the modern church buildings of Christ, identified for its sectarianism, its sectionalism, and its bias opposed to the labors of the mind, to interact in a frenzy of academic attempt within the first many years of the 20 th century? those efforts left remnants of real yet short-lived faculties around the midwest and southwest. those faculties valued holiness and liberal schooling and have been recognized for his or her counter-cultural embody of the dominion of God as lived out in not easy scrabble outposts similar to Cordell, Oklahoma. What they stood for will shock you."
--Robert M. Randolph, Chaplain to the Institute, Massachusetts Institute of know-how, Cambridge, MA
"The letters Elizabeth Parsons has accumulated and edited display a lot in regards to the really unknown worldview of the church buildings of Christ within the early 20th century on issues of gender, schooling, and theology. The Sears's correspondence presents a different and invaluable window into what mattered to a bunch of individuals wrestling with the history in their religion as they faced the demanding situations of the quickly altering global round them."
--Loretta Hunnicutt, Professor of heritage, Pepperdine college, Malibu, CA
"This quantity presents infrequent perception into the inseparability of spiritual ideals and the formation of academic associations between theologically conservative white southerners a century in the past. those attention-grabbing letters, ably edited by means of Elizabeth Parsons, exhibit hidden dimensions of the early church buildings of Christ--a kingdom-centered project ethic, countercultural pacifism, aid for marital partnership, and dedication to liberal arts schooling. i like to recommend this high quality ebook with nice enthusiasm."
--Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of worldwide Christianity and heritage of undertaking, Boston college, Boston, MA
Elizabeth C. Parsons is Lecturer in faith, tradition, and improvement at Boston college university of Theology. an immediate descendant of the letter writers, she is additionally writer of What expense for Privatization? Cultural come upon with improvement coverage at the Zambian Copperbelt (2010).
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The Greatest Work in the World: Education as a Mission of Early Twentieth-Century Churches of Christ: Letters of Lloyd Cline Sears and Pattie Hathaway Armstrong by Elizabeth C. Parsons,Richard Hughes