Holiness as a Liberal Art

Holiness is a topic that is rarely discussed in Christian colleges and seminaries, yet the rationale for the existence of these institutions is that they provide environments where people can grow into the image of Christ. In other words, these places exist so that Christians can grow in holiness. The essays collected in this volume treat the theme of holiness from a variety of theological disciplines, all with the purpose of disabusing Christians from mischaracterizations of the theme as well as offering a vision for what the Christian life could look like. In both simple and profound ways, holiness is a liberal art; it is the Christian way and shape of life.

“Castelo and his colleagues at Seattle Pacific University show us resources . . . for reconsidering long-standing, evangelical discussions regarding faith-learning integration. Holiness as a Liberal Art is a catalyst for that task.”
—Amos Yong, Regent University

“When asked to justify their existence, many Christian liberal arts colleges and universities resort to empty platitudes about student-teacher ratios and the general safety of their campuses. Comparatively rare is the school that can articulate a compelling, theological vision for higher education. In Holiness as a Liberal Art, several leading faculty from Seattle Pacific University have done just that. Here is a challenge for us all to rethink how and why we learn.”
—Jason Vickers, United Theological Seminary

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