- Jeffry C. Davis and Philip Graham Ryken, eds. Liberal Arts for the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. 318 pp. 13-page sample PDF.
- Gene C. Fant Jr. The Liberal Arts: A Student’s Guide. Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. 121 pp. 23-page sample PDF.
My favorite essay in the Davis-Ryken volume is chapter 9: Alan Jacobs, “How to Read a Book” (pp. 123–31). Jacobs unpacks this famous sentence by Francis Bacon:
- Some books are to be tasted,
- others to be swallowed, and
- some few to be chewed and digested;
- some books are to be read only in parts;
- others to be read, but not curiously; and
- some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Or as Don Carson often says, “There’s reading and there’s reading and there’s reading.”
- Carson, D. A. “Can There Be a Christian University?” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 1, no. 3 (1997): 20–38.
- ———. “The SBJT Forum: What is the role of New Testament studies in a Christian university?” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 1, no. 3 (1997): 76–78.
- Clarke, Greg, and Leland Ryken. “The Literate Christian: An Interview with Leland Ryken.” kategoria 9 (1998): 27–33.
- Estes, Daniel J. Hear, My Son: Teaching and Learning in Proverbs 1–9. New Studies in Biblical Theology 4. Downers Grove: IVP, 1997.
Green, Bradley G. The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.
- Henry, Carl F. H. “The Christian Pursuit of Higher Education.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 1, no. 3 (1997): 6–19.
- Ryken, Philip Graham. “A World Servant in Christian Liberal Arts Education.” Themelios 35 (2010): 431–35.
- Trueman, Carl R. “The Importance of Not Studying Theology.” Themelios 35 (2010): 4–6.
- Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition: An Interview [by Justin Taylor] with David Dockery